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Magic Triangle 

YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a R

   
Type:  Trad, 7 pitches, 600', Grade III
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: Joe Herbst, Randal Grandstaff
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Submitted By: Larry DeAngelo on Jan 1, 2005

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BETA PHOTO: The Magic Triangle route

Description 

This route starts way on the left side of the base section of the Magic Triangle formation. Two pitches of crack climbing lead to a broken, 4th class area at mid-height. Go right, connecting the ledge systems with an interesting climb across a chasm. The long traverse brings you to cracks on the right side of the upper triangle. The next pitch goes up to a horizontal break. Then move left to a spot where you can climb over the overhang (5.9) and continue to a belay near the right edge of the wall. The crux pitch goes up past some soft rock to a smooth traverse left (limited pro) to reach a thin crack, which is followed up to a belay stance. The last pitch is easier and goes right to the summit of the formation.


Protection 

Large cams are useful on the second pitch; small cams near the crux.



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By John Wilder
From: Las Vegas, NV
Aug 19, 2007

The first two pitches of this route make for a pleasant outing if you're just looking for something to do. A single rope gets you back to the base with two rappels, although watch your ends on the first rap as the rope barely reaches the belay stance. An intermediate rappel about 15' above provides an easier (although less comfortable) option.

By Chris S
Sep 30, 2009

Pitch 4 and 5 were fantastic - but pitch 3 is not straightforward. How far the traverse is in photos and descriptions isn't evident when you're on the pitch. If you do this to the top, then keep traversing right until a deep narrow chimney is reached. A flat horizontal traverse from the top of pitch 2 is exposed. Alternatively, you can climb up and right to a tree (4th class, 60'). Rappel off the tree (50') to the base of the chimney. Climb up the chimney (5.8, 40') - staying on the outside makes for fun stemming. At the top of the chimney, continue to traverse to the far right of the balcony ledge to the base of pitch 4.

In the end, this climb is tricky and interesting, but not classic. It doesn't deserve any stars.

By Craig Martin
From: Park City
May 6, 2011

The rappel anchors for this route will need some updating sometime in the relatively near future, IMO. They are all in fine shape for now as long as you don't mind rappeling from miles of tat connecting skinny trees, chockstones and fixed nuts.

By Stan Pitcher
From: SLC, UT
Jun 27, 2011

I did this route several years ago and thought it was a worth-while trad adventure. Didn't Urioste recommend in the old little Red guidebook? When we got to the rap station in the gully we realized it had been obliterated by rock fall. We fashioned an anchor and a few more on the way down - something huge had gone that way! Hope what we left for anchors has been replaced by now!

By Tom Fralich
From: Fort Collins, CO
May 8, 2012

Three stars for the first 2 pitches. Definitely worth doing if in the area. Rap with a single 60m rope back down the route. I wanted to link these pitches to the upper pitches of Masquerade, but this ended up being more involved than it appeared.