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Arlington - Cathedral - La Cumbre Peak Traverse T,S 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Clubbing Baby Seals S,TR 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Driftnet S,TR 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Jumpin' Jive TR 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Manhattan Project S,TR 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Project Earthwatch S,TR 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Smear the Queer S,TR 5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Tankers in the Channel T,TR 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
To Epoxy or Not to Be S,TR 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
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Description

A short and severely overhung sport cliff. South and east-facing, mostly hot with some afteroon shade available on the East face. Some history of drilled holds, broken holds and epoxy reinforcements on the harder (5.12-5.13) routes on the east face.

Getting There

From the transmission station atop La Cumbre Peak, hike around the east and south side of the tower, turning SW. Continue downhill until some cliffbands appear on your left, then contour back east along the base of these to the wall. About 5-10 minutes.

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I have been out here twice in the last few years. We usually rap in to the base using the CBS anchor. Once at the base it isn't too hard to get around. Climb out via the chimney on the east end. Yes, the hardware is aged but not the worst in SB.
I haven't climbed 'Smear' or 'Epoxy' but I have done the rest and they still go at similar grades to what is listed in the Edwards book. Jun 25, 2015
Jack Hereford
Tucson, AZ
Jack Hereford   Tucson, AZ
Checked this wall out yesterday... there is no obvious approach trail and it looked as if this place hadn't been visited for years, if not decades. We were able to bushwack our way to the base by dropping down the east ridge and then cut across west, scrambling on some boulders/ hugging the face of the wall. Thoroughly overgrown. The anchors looked alright(ish) but I wouldn't trust too many of the bolts for repeated whippers. I couldn't tell if Epoxy and Smear the queer are even climbable anymore. All I could see were some drilled slots for the first couple bolts and then obviously broken patina with no visible holds for the top. Maybe they always look like that though... If anyone with a drill wants to help replace some bolts we could revitalize the crag. It's almost depressing how derelict the crag is Jun 24, 2015

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