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Lock and Load T 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
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Elevation: 5,500 ft
GPS: 31.985, -111.515 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Charles Vernon on Oct 24, 2011
Admins: Greg Opland, Luke Bertelsen, JJ Schlick
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Access Issue: Access is via PRIVATE land and may be CLOSED! Details

Description

The Bullet is the right of two large domes on the upper left skyline of Mendoza, with the left-hand dome being the Potato. From lowest point to summit it is about 900', yielding what may be the longest climbs in Mendoza. The rock on the north face is high-quality and seemed consistently better than the lower, more popular domes. There are at least 3 established routes, ranging from 5.9 to 5.11. Collectively, these routes have probably seen less than a dozen ascents. The Bullet offers much more shade than the more popular climbs lower in the canyon and hence can be comfortably climbed much earlier in the fall. Conversely, it might be a bit chilly in Dec.-Feb. which are often thought of as prime Mendoza season.

Getting There

The approach is not as bad as you think. Approach as for Table Dome, but where the drainage forks just before that cliff, take the left branch. Very nice hiking (surprisingly little nasty vegetation) leads to a large slabby open area; here take a smaller drainage, marked by a cairn that leads up to the base of the Bullet (note that another route, also marked by cairns, continues up the main drainage to the White Walls). This last bit is pretty brushy in places but hardly heinous. Thanks to Jeff Mayhew, the entire route is well-marked with cairns.

Took us about 2 and a half hours at a moderate pace. I thought it was easier and shorter than the approaches to Table Mt. and Leviathan Dome.

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5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
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