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Amtrax T 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Anthrax T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13
Tracks TR 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Elevation: 6,661 ft
GPS: 32.37, -106.587 Google Map · Climbing Map
Shared By: Aaron Hobson on May 30, 2010
Admins: Aaron Hobson, Jason Halladay, Anthony Stout, LeeAB Brinckerhoff, Marta Reece, Drew Chojnowski
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Description

This small wall in the Rabbit Ears Massif area hosts a couple excellent short crack climbs. While probably not a destination itself, its close proximity to The Citadel and the Rabbit Ears Slabs make it worth a visit if you finish off a climb on one of those walls and want a few extra pitches of quality climbing. It is also right next to "the Keyhole", a distinct and interesting feature on the ridge above Rabbit Ears Slabs.
Placement of bolts/fixed anchors is prohibited in Wilderness Study Areas Details

Getting There

This wall is uphill and SW from The Citadel wand is pretty easy to pick out. It is a clean small wall with a few nice cracks streaking up it. Scramble and bushwhack directly up to the wall.

Alternatively, one can approach via the "Keyhole" route, which is described in the Ingrham Guide . The Shortline wall is immediately on your right after passing through the Keyhole.

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A number of people climbed in the Citadel Canyon, late 70s and early 80s. The quarter inch bolts are old and should be supplemented. I put in the rap station during the summer of 1979.

I tried to climb the right crack ground up and backed off. It could be a good climb if a couple of bolted were added. The climbing will be technical, I couldn't TR the route that day either. May 31, 2010
Aaron Hobson
Clinton, TN
Aaron Hobson   Clinton, TN  
The Rosul-Dunning claims you can walk-off the top of this wall. I didn't look too hard for a walk-off, since rappelling from the anchors works fine.

The right-hand crack could be climbed free, but would be R/X rated without the addition of a few bolts. It also looks like one could climb the slab/arete on the far right hand side of the wall. Worth checking out if your there. May 30, 2010

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