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Routes in Nurd Rock
|Desire T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b R|
|Great Expectations T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13|
|Type:||Trad, 180 ft|
|FA:||Steiger and Jurashek; 1984|
|Page Views:||1,880 total, 12/month|
|Shared By:||eMurdock on Feb 8, 2005|
|Admins:||Greg Opland, Luke Bertelsen, JJ Schlick|
DescriptionDesire is a classic Lemmon route. The route follows the face and arete of the middle of Nurd Rock. With a 60 meter rope, it should be done as one pitch. Someone replaced the bolts with solid ones and placed two bolts at the mid-belay (which does not need to be used). The route used to have a gear belay there before 60 meter ropes were standard.
This route has it all. Delicate, slabby face climbing gets you started. The first bolt is high. A couple pieces of pro and you are climbing steep, rounded holds up a striking arete to a ledge. Then steep climbing out left takes you up the final headwall into a dihedral to the finish. The pin above the two bolt belay has been replaced with a good bolt.
Falling at certain spots on this climb is out of the question although a couple 40 footers have been logged and legend has it that a certain prolific Tucson climber botched the first clip and took the grounder.