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Blacksmiths T 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b
Cheap Hooker T 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a R
Diagonal Will T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c X
Ghost Dancer Arete T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Lauren's Arete T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R
Life Aquatic, The T 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
Odyssey, The T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Pathfinder T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b R
Porcelain Arete T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Pound Town T 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a R
Prussian Arete T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Road Head T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Russian Arete T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Sistine Reality T 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a R
Suffer Pony at the Disco T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
World According to Guppy, The T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Yellow Submarine T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b

Description

This is a beautiful section of the North Rim which includes some terrific, if terrifying, routes of somewhat shorter length. This is a section for the good routefinder who does not fear disjointed rock at times. It is right of Painted Wall and left of SOB Gully.

L->R:

A. Porcelain Arete, IV 9+, 9p, 1800', gear.

B. Suffer Pony at the Disco, IV 10, 11p, 1900', gear.
C. Sistine Reality, IV 11+ R, 11p, 1700', gear.
D. Diagonal Will, V 11 X, 18p, 1900', gear.
E. Pathfinder, V 10+ R, 13p, gear.
F. Blacksmiths, IV 12, 11p, 1500', gear.
G. Prussian Arete, IV 10, 9p, 1000', gear.
H. Russian Arete, IV 9+, 6p, 800', gear.
I. 
Ghost Dancer Arete, III 10+, 5p, 500' + 800', gear.
J. The Life Aquatic, III 11-, 5p, 700', gear & bolts.
K. Yellow Submarine, III 10, 6p, 920', gear & pins.
L. The World According to Guppy, III 10, 5p, 800', gear.
M. Lauren's Arete, III 9 R, gear.
N. Road Head, III 10, 6p, 700', gear.
2016 Raptor Closures Details

Getting There

From the campground on the North Rim, descend the SOB Gully almost to the river. Look for 2 gullies on the downstream side.

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