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Grunt Work T,TR 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

Description

Located just below mid-ridgeline on the approach to Arlington and Cathedral Peaks, The Sandcastle is a formation within spitting distance from the trail, and hosts-- more or less-- one solitary line.

The rock quality is generally terrible (hence, the name), and efforts to veer from the direct line may likely be rewarded with boot-fulls of sand. But the crack itself... is AWESOME.

Grab your water, tape, and longsleeves and get ready to fight your way up the iron-rich interior of the seam!

Getting There

Approach as you would for Cathedral Peak, following Arlington Ridge upwards, to its approximate half-way point. The grade eases here, and Panic Town can be seen clearly in the gully below and to the right. The formation should be visible straight ahead (use photos for reference). Both top-out and base can be accessed within two minutes from the main trail.

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