The Coyote Den
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Unique, slightly overhung, quite sustained despite the brevity, and surprisingly difficult, especially if done from the very bottom.
The start is located at the lowest point below the anchor in a cramped nook surrounded by waste/chest high boulders about 3-4 feet south of a small 'cave'. Falling on the first few moves can result in some scrapes and bruising from swinging into the boulders behind and to the sides of you.
Skipping the low start brings the grade down a bit, but still quite a challenge. The route sees shade in the mornings until around noon, but the cave provides shade all day for your belayer.
---For the awkward 12- variation, set up a directional a bit to the left and sit start inside the cave itself, and keep left of the 5.11 line to the top. As contrived as any other difficult sequence at the Lunchboxes, but worth setting up the directional if you feel up to a challenge.
The route climbs a direct line to the west of the three bolt anchor for Timber Tantrum on the Upper Lunchbox. Use long runners to eliminate rope drag.
Top rope, three bolt anchor. Use extremely long runners to reach over the edge.
Jacob on the low start, getting ready for a big th...
The upper 2/3 of the route. Use long runners to pr...
Getting one last run up The Coyote Den, July 2012
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