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West Face
Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
Amazing Grace S 
Borgoff's Blunder T,S 
Cowboy Boot Crack T,TR 
Fastest Drill S 
Grapefruit Dance S 
Indecent Exposure T 
Men at Work T,S 
Over the Rainbow T,S 
Pete & Bob's T 
Pillar Climb T 
Rainbow Bridge T,S 
Trigger Finger S,TR 
Unzipped S,TR 
Warren - Johnson S,TR 
Zipper, The T,S 
Unsorted Routes:

Pillar Climb 

YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V ZA: 12 British: S 4b

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.4 French: 4a Ewbanks: 12 UIAA: IV ZA: 10 British: VD 3c [details]
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Submitted By: Bosier Parsons on May 17, 2008

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Myong on the Pillar Climb.

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  • Description 

    Climb the right side of the pillar just right of Cowboy Boot Crack. From the top of the pillar, step up to a pin, then continue up to the crack above. At the top, either step left to use the anchor for Cowboy Boot Crack, or build your own, and then downclimb off the back.

    Location 

    This is located right of Cowboy Boot Crack.

    Protection 

    1 piton, and a few cams or nuts will suffice. This shares the modern 2 bolt anchor with chains with Cowboy Boot Crack.


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    Myong eyeing the crux.
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    By Dan Swann
    Sep 25, 2008

    DON'T WASTE YOUR TIME.
    By Stewart M. Green
    Sep 25, 2008

    This is one of those Garden routes that folks really shouldn't climb. That pillar is simply a large block that is marginally attached to the main wall. It will eventually fall off and climbing on it will definitely decrease the life of this feature. Besides, it really isn't a route worth climbing....
    By bigwallrog
    From: the farside
    Oct 20, 2009

    Stewart... I concur.
    By Bill Olszewski
    From: Colorado Springs, CO
    Mar 6, 2011

    Probably true. Still, I felt compelled to lead it once. Not very good pro until the top.