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Black Elvis T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b A1
Hormones in Waiting T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
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This is a wild hoodoo near the bigger Rhino Horn. From a distance it appears to be a rectangular block sitting on a narrow shaft, and does indeed look like a hammer. Two routes ascend the same crack system from opposite ends of the skinny spire. In places you can see through the crack you are jamming to the other side of the tower.

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There are no trails here, so pick a wash and avoid trampling the crypto soil. I approached from the ridge uphill from the hammer, and dropped down to it with some third and fourth class scrambling.

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5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
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Park at the pullout before the yellow/black crossing area. Near there pick up a gully trail to it's right and follow it til you get to a slabby section that takes you directly to the notch to Elvis' Hammer. Very fast and light.

Beware of cattle on the road along the drive back down. Oct 22, 2012

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