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Phalloid Void 

YDS: 5.10b/c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII ZA: 20 British: E2 5b

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch
Original:  YDS: 5.10b/c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII ZA: 20 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: Tom Hanson, 1994
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Submitted By: Richard M. Wright on Sep 6, 2001

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Description 

Climb up Wendell Spire on crisp edges and pockets. This is much harder than it looks with an interesting crux just below the anchor. However, there are two bulges to surmount and each has its own curve to throw. If things don't work out as planned, there is a nice tanning slab at the base that is usually crowded with gorgeous women!! I've always wondered if that was somehow responsible for the name.

Protection 

Bring half a dozen draws and something for the double bolt anchor at the top.


Photos of Phalloid Void Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Climber is Darrin Stein puling just over the bulge...
Climber is Darrin Stein puling just over the bulge...
Rock Climbing Photo: Ken leading on Phalloid Void.
Ken leading on Phalloid Void.
Rock Climbing Photo: Alex toproping one of his first sport climbs ever.
Alex toproping one of his first sport climbs ever.
Rock Climbing Photo: The right sector, Phalloid Void is #1.
The right sector, Phalloid Void is #1.
Rock Climbing Photo: Tim tops out.
Tim tops out.
Rock Climbing Photo: Phalloid Void.
Phalloid Void.
Rock Climbing Photo: Jarrod pulls into the final crux.
Jarrod pulls into the final crux.
Rock Climbing Photo: Castlewood Canyon showing her good side.
Castlewood Canyon showing her good side.

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By Darrin Stein
From: Vancouver, WA
Dec 10, 2001

As noted...this climb is on the right hand side of the area. Climb four bolts then the anchors on the unique Castlewood Conglomerate (nature's cement I call it).
By Ben Mottinger
Founding Father
Dec 1, 2002
rating: 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b

The only crux I think is the mantel over the bulge.
By Darin Lang
Jan 24, 2003
rating: 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b

2 stars for the area, although short.

Crux is the mantel between the second and third bolts. The rest is no harder than 5.9.
By Ken McVicker
Mar 15, 2003
rating: 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b

Great crux near the top. It's easy down low but get harder as you go.

Great sunny day. Lots of observer from the hiking trail below. 20+ people watched me flail. Sorry no sunbathing women.

This rating is right on.
By TJ Quirk
From: Parker, CO
Mar 14, 2010

Strength required up to the first bulge. Good balance required through the reach over the second bulge to the jug. Love the comitting dyno over the second bulge. Need strength to finish the sequence to reach over and right of the anchors to the great handhold on top.
By Jon Solove
From: Denver, CO
Apr 4, 2010

Very cool route. Be careful not to go too far left - there is some loose, spongy rock that looks like it's ready to come off. It's off route, but weirdly inviting until you touch it....
By Stephen Palermo
Dec 4, 2010

You'll want a couple of double draws for the bolts above the bulges to reduce rope drag.

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