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|Type:||Aid, Grade IV|
|FA:||Harvey T. Carter & team|
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|Shared By:||Ben Folsom on Oct 23, 2001|
|Admins:||slim, Andrew Gram, Nathan Fisher, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq|
RAPTOR CLOSURES: Please be aware of seasonal raptor closures at the Cat wall and Reservoir wall. They occur annually from March 31st until August 31st. *Due to the federal hiring freeze in agencies such as the BLM of Monticello, no official closure for 2017 has been issued and the laws which have been put in place in previous years are not being enforced. Please, for the sake of fragile desert ecology, DO NOT CLIMB at stated walls. These raptors return to the same nesting sites every year to raise their nestlings.
P1- Climb a bolt ladder which used to be very scary, but now has a couple good bolts on it to a hanging belay. P2- Climb a fun 5.8 chimney with lots of holds and good gear. Pitch 1 and 2 can easily be combined. P3- This is the crux pitch and has fun aid moves with a few mantle moves onto dirty, sloping ledges. The last 20 feet before the belay is the crux and climbs some scary, old fixed gear. P4- Climb the bolt ladder, with one hook move up to the roof where the rock changes from Cutler to Moenkopi Sandstone. Climb up and left over the roof and onto the caprock. Above the roof there is a short bolt ladder to a huge belay ledge. P5- The last pitch free climbs a short hand crack to a short 5.8 chimney to the summit.
To descend, rappel the route