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|Type:||Trad, 105 ft|
|FA:||Mike Hatchett, Dave Hatchett, Chris Snyder, Tracy Dorton & Brian Mulvey, 1988|
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|Shared By:||C Miller on Jul 6, 2002|
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DescriptionOne prominent feature on this part of Saddle Rocks is a large left-facing corner system (The Unicorner). Start up that climb for 20' then traverse right on a fairly awkward ledge passing a bolt until you reach a spot you can stand up. From here the climbs goes more or less straight up past 7 more bolts on steep, exposed and sometimes a little loose patina plates. There is a slight runout near the top but the climbing is much easier.
Rap off the top with 2 ropes although if careful it can be done with a single 60 meter rope (70 meter rope is better).
Great steep climbing in an exposed atmosphere unlike much of Saddle Rocks which is known for slabs. If this climb sounds famliar it was pictured on the back cover of the 1992 Vogel guide (1st printing).