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Sunken Pillar is directly behind the Oak Tree between Der Glotz and Red Pulpit. Start out on either crack (left is a little better quality). Use blocky hand and foot holds to climb up. Once the cracks diverge follow either crack up. The upper half of the left crack is really nice for side-pull moves.
To set up the Top Rope for this climb the biners should be to the northwest of the Balanced Rock.
BETA PHOTO: Fear and Trembling (9), Red Pulpit (8), Aahrg (7),...
|Comments on Sunken Pillar
|By Andy Hansen|
From: Longmont, Colorado
Oct 28, 2010
This is a really good beginner's lead. The pro is good before, during and after the crux. The crux is short and very slightly overhung but stemming and using both cracks makes it a breeze. Takes big gear and hexes very well.
|By Jeff Christbaum|
From: Muskego, WI
Apr 30, 2012
As a new leader this was a great first lead. The climbing isn't difficult, the holds and stances are great for placing gear, and the route will take just about any gear you've got. I used a combination of nuts, cams, and hexes. I think I was able to place about a dozen pieces on my first ascent. More could have been placed but I ran out of slings. The largest piece placed was a #4 C4. Tons of spaces for small cams, too.