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The Sphinx (main crag, visible from highway)
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Jun 2, 2015
The Sphinx (main crag, visible from highway)  
Green route: NWButtress 300ish feet 5.7. FA Sumner, Pinckney, Creelman.
Orange Route: Steppin Out. 5.8/5.9? FA: Sumner, Pinkney, Christman
Red Route: Washoe Zephyr. 115 feet 5.9 OW. FA: Creelman, Christman
Yellow Route: unnamed 70 feet 5.7 FA: Christman, Creelman
Most routes take a mix of trad gear to 3 inch, but Zephyr will take up to a #5 camalot at the bulge (which is the crux).

Some other lines have been done now, including a direct finish to NWButtress (by Sumner and Son), a 5.7 face route to right of Washoe Zephyr (Christman and partner). Black line denotes separation between Sphinx crag and The Obelisk behind it and a couple hundred yards away, with its own established routes. Jun 2, 2015

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