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BETA PHOTO: topo of first 4 pitches by Reid Dowdle
An easier start to Astro Elephant, which avoids the (2) 5.10 pitches.
Center of South face, starting 100' above the chockstone in the descent gully. (Lower 5th class to climb around chockstone).
BETA PHOTO: topo of Astro Elephant by Reid Dowdle, with some e...
|By Stan Pitcher|
From: SLC, UT
Jul 23, 2010
This route can also be used as an approach to Sunrise Corner but is very worthy on its own also. Beautiful rock and views!
The 5.9+ on the topo is if you continue on AstroElephant.
|By Drew Bedford|
From: Wasatch Back, UT
Aug 29, 2010
This is a fun variation. Just be aware that it involves some mandatory long runouts.
|By Tim Wolfe|
From: Salt Lake City, UT
Jul 2, 2011
I have done both variations. This is a bit more run and has a loose block. Personally prefer the other start.
|By Mark Rolofson|
Sep 20, 2011
Here are some corrections to the First ascent info. I was not on the first ascent of "Sideline" with Reed Dowdle and Neil Backstrom. I was sitting by the lake relaxing after a hard climbing the day before. Dianne Barrow & I hiked in there with Reed, Neil and Mort two days earlier. The date was not 1987 but August 1992. The day before their ascent of "Sideline", Dianne and I climbed the "Direct Beckey" (5.11d) on the Elephant's Perch. It was a great day on a great route with a great partner and I got the on-sight no falls ascent.