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By Mark Michaels
From: Draper, UT
Nov 23, 2005
The Sail gets far less traffic than it deserves!It took us only 30 minutes to get there recently, and trust me....my cardiovascular fitness level is rather sad!
With a 60 m rope, you can rappel from a sling around a large horn at the top of Flying Dutchman.There are rings on slings now (11-20-05), but be prepared to back them up.A 60m just makes it, so make sure your rope is centered and tie the ends together to be safe. Extending this anchor with slings is a good idea if you're planning to TR Flying Dutchman.
Nov 19, 2009
|The newly built/renovated trail to the egg makes this approach even easier. Start up the trail for crescent crack buttress, then look for a trail heading off to the right just before the trail to the coffin. The trail switch-backs a few times, passes just under the hong wall, and ends up at the left side of the egg. From there it should be less than 15 minutes to the sail.|
By Greg G
From: SLC, UT
Apr 9, 2010
|Just cleaned up the rap anchor on this yesterday. Cut about 6 old slings off the top and replaced the back up to the mahogony tree. But just to be safe bring your own slings just incase.|
By Michael Buchanan
Sep 2, 2010
|This is one of the better crags in LCC. Is it the best? We would all talk about it as much as Crescent, the Gate or Pentapitch if the approach was nearly as chill. But its not. Its a scramble up a gully with loose rock, and class 3 scrambling. The rock is gritty at the top of the routes, but that is due to lack of traffic. This crag is a time capsule. Old school grades, no bolted anchors on the popular trad routes (that is how it should stay) and a sweet views of the top of popular LCC crags. When your there, soak in the sun, and be glad your not with the crowds on the Egg or the Coffin, which you will hear but not see. Bring your hexes, stoppers and tricams and feel old school for a day.|
By Spencer Weiler
From: SLC, UT
Jul 9, 2011
There are 3 great routes up at the sail that all LCC climbers should do. The horn still has slings on it for descending, which is convenient for all three of the routes as they all converge nearby, though it would be tons better if we could extend it out a bit more to reduce rope rubbage. From what I could see on my first venture up to the sail is after you leave the egg trail it is pretty much shwack and guess, so make sure you have a general idea of where to go before embarking. I did some 4th class moves up a tree to plant myself on some slabs that took me over there. Wear sandals or you will have 3 lbs of gravel in your shoes.
A better approach is to head up the gully inbetween the coffin and Keel, then do some 5th class climbing up and across some slabs to the base. Much more solid and fun than the horrific 45 degree beach above the egg.
By Mike C.
From: Salt Lake City, UT
Nov 28, 2012
|At the base of the Sail where the routes begin, there are two bolts on the far west side of the ledge up there. Any beta on this? Is it a descent route? The top of a route on the Keel? Thanks in advance.|