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Routes in Grand Canyon - East Wall (W. Face)

Bunking Bronkos T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Kokopelli T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Punish the Mosquito T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Sendero Luminoso T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Type: Trad, 40 ft
FA: Todd Gordon, Dave Evans, Cyndie Bransford, Jim Angione, 11/90
Page Views: 87 total, 1/month
Shared By: Randy on Dec 31, 2004
Admins: C Miller, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Description

This route lies just right of center on the West Face of the East Wall of Grand Canyon; the left-most of 3 bolted routes on the right-hand section of this face. Begin left of a shallow crack/corner system.

Climb up and clip a bolt, then go down and begin climbing well to the right of the bolt. (Why this bolt was placed here is a mystery as the route does not go up past it). Up face to a horizontal (place medium gear here), then up and left to another bolt. (This bolt is also in a contrived spot). Move back right then up and then back left (10c) to easier ground. Up and left is a final bolt which is passed on the left (10a/b).

No real cracks are found at the top of the route, gear is found well to the right (as facing cliff). Walk off to the right. Bolts have been replaced in recent years (but should have been moved to protect the actual line of the route).

Protection

Pro: to 3 inches (mostly for belay); 3 bolts.

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mike cummings
29 Palms, California
mike cummings   29 Palms, California
This route was revisited and rerouted by the FA party. It is now a fun 10b sport climb Sep 14, 2017