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Comanche Ridge (NW Ridge of Comanche Point)
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Southwest Ridge, Comanche Point S 

Southwest Ridge, Comanche Point 

YDS: 5.10+ French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 20 British: E3 5b R

Type:  Sport, 12 pitches, 2800', Grade IV
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10+ French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 20 British: E3 5b [details]
FA: A. Frost, Z. Harrison
New Route: Yes
Season: not summer
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Submitted By: A. Frost on May 9, 2010

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Crux pitch of "Agave Variation" through ...


Begins at the base of the Redwall on the SW ridge, climbs through the Supai, traverses left at the base of the Coc and joins the "Agave Variation" to the NW (Comanche) ridge.


See Comanche (NW) ridge "Getting There" description.


A thousand bolts.

Photos of Southwest Ridge, Comanche Point Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Above his head, the dragon's back.
BETA PHOTO: Above his head, the dragon's back.
Rock Climbing Photo: Comanche Ridge Photo taken from Tanner Rapids.
BETA PHOTO: Comanche Ridge Photo taken from Tanner Rapids.
Rock Climbing Photo: The upper portion of the ridge. Epic!
The upper portion of the ridge. Epic!
Rock Climbing Photo: Watch Tower
Watch Tower

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By Paul Davidson
May 10, 2010

When are you guys going to quit grid bolting these sport areas ?

Nice job, post a photo with the line drawn, or at least a cryptic Harvey style description. "Approach from end of Tanner, East to base of gulley, follow up until possible to traverse to west and summit."
By A. Frost
May 10, 2010

That'll work.
By Chris Tatum
From: Flagstaff, AZ
May 21, 2010

I just bolted a sit start variation for the first pitch, 27 bolts 45 feet... bumps the grade to 5.11b/c... which will help my stats on 8a

Nice work on this line by the way. Looks like a hell of an adventure.
By jayci
From: Flagstaff
Mar 8, 2013
rating: 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b R

Just did this route car to car starting at midnight and ending around the same time the next day. A real adventure climb! There are many possible ways through the Coconino. The Agave variation was great climbing. Nice find! I would call this a very fair grade V effort.
By tenesmus
Mar 11, 2013

This looks super cool! So psyched someone is putting up a line or two in there. So much of the Redwall is utter choss but obviously there is boundless potential.
By Mike McDonald
Apr 4, 2013

Looking to do this in early May, if anyone can send over beta I'd appreciate it. Conditions, trip reports, anything :)

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