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Shared By: Peter Gram on Jul 18, 2002
Admins: Peter Gram, Greg Parker, Mike Madsen, Mark Rafferty
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Description

This is the first system of rocks directly behind Reef #1. Its west face is tightly squeezed up next to the minor formation behind Reef #1. There is a few fun routes on it, most notably New Number Nine, and Ankles Away (on the subsummit called X Marks the Spot). This formation is rather complicated with gullies and several highpoints. The main summit is to the northwest, and "X Marks the Spot" is the steep, narrow fin of rock on the southeast part of the formation. Also, another minor summit in between on the east face has a route named Coral Reef on it.

Getting There

From South Seas' sign-in, take a left on the old road. Follow it until the same turnoff used for Reef #1, which is a right turn after passing all of the minor rock formations. Follow this for a short while, passing Reef #1. Reef #2 has climbs on all faces, and some approaches require squeezing through tight gullies.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Reef 2

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 10
Short Rib
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 5
Coral Reef
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 8
Pre-marital Sex
Sport
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 10
Middle Age Sex
Sport
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 5
New Number 9
Sport
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
 39
X Marks The Spot
Trad
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 20
Ankles Away
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Short Rib
 10
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Sport
Coral Reef
 5
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Pre-marital Sex
 8
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Middle Age Sex
 10
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
New Number 9
 5
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport
X Marks The Spot
 39
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Trad
Ankles Away
 20
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad
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