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Hex Marks the Poot
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Routes in South Astro Dome - East Face
|Hex Marks the Poot T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|If You Really Loved Me, You'd Buy Me A Turkey T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b|
|Let's **** the Crack Whore T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a|
|Naked Singularity T 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a|
|Primal Flake T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a|
|Strike It Rich T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R|
|Type:||Trad, 120 ft, 2 pitches|
|FA:||Dave Evans, 1974|
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|Shared By:||Josh Janes on Jan 17, 2003|
|Admins:||C Miller, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes|
DescriptionHex Marks the Poot is an incredibly obvious crack (when standing near the Don Juan boulder) on a series of blocks leaning against the South Astro Dome. It is just left of the sheer northeast face of this formation.
Climb up the hand and fist crack past a horizontal rail, and then enter the off-width. Left side in, right side smearing on the face will get you up it. It's very fun but gym rats and posers will complain. Continue to a nice alcove with weird horns to sling and belay, or continue up the second pitch - a pretty right-curving crack (feasible as one pitch with a long sling or two). No fixed anchors that I could find but a rappel is easy with some long webbing around those horns.
The first pitch goes at 5.7 (possibly 5.7+ ?), and the second pitch at 5.8.