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Routes in Sphinx Rock

Afterthought T 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Cherry Blossom T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Cleopatra T 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Don't Touch That Flake T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Riddle of the Sphinx T 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
Using Your Nose T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Type: Trad, 40 ft
FA: Mike Tower, Warren Hughes, Mike Van Volkem, Dean Tower, February 1988
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Shared By: C Miller on Dec 31, 2004
Admins: C Miller, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Description

This gem lies on the west face of Sphinx Rock, directly off the trail, and just right of Cherry Blossom, another marvelous route.

Climb the slabby face on the right taking care to not touch or weight the prominent flake system. Belay on top and walk off.

A better name would be Don't Touch This Route - what a waste of bolts. Minus one star out of five.

Protection

2 bolts (3/8"), pro to 3" (for anchors)

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C Miller
CA
 
C Miller   CA  
 
Do this route and you'll wonder why you bothered. With so many fine routes available in the Park, and even this area, your best bet is to just keep on walking. Not too sure what it is that makes that large hollow flake stay attatched to the face! Dec 17, 2003
This piece of fecal-matter is better climbed with crampons. Further, after each ascent, following parties will find a whole new route. Dec 19, 2003
Erik
 
Erik  
 
This is certainly one of the worst routes at Josh. Climb 10 feet of nice slab to a death flake. I actually touched the thing and it sounded like an instrument. Nice bass sound. Jan 3, 2004

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