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This large formation is plainly visible from the west side of the canyon and has a number of route possibilities on it. The FA of this feature was via Up the Hatch on the north face. On the south side of the Hatch the Shmotem Pole extends another 100’ higher.
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Up the Hatch 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Trad, 2 pitches, 160'
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Up the Hatch 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b AZ : Central Arizona : ... : The Hatch
This truly fun climb goes completely on gear except for its bolted rap anchors. The first pitch is typical moderate queen creek face climbing protected with occasional horizontals and discontinuous crack systems. The stellar second pitch, however, is a different story: it is a wavy crack system that ends with a committing, technically challenging bulge. Those with a cool head and solid trad skills will find good gear protecting this exciting crux. It is a memorable LDE lead.1) On the NW corn...[more] Browse More Classics in AZ
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