Wide Load aka Route 3
Avg: 2.4 from 14 votes
|Type:||Trad, 90 ft|
|FA:||[A. Petefish, D. Huntley]|
|Page Views:||2,162 total · 11/month|
|Shared By:||Ben Mottinger on Mar 28, 2001|
|Admins:||Jesse Zacher, Jared LaVacque, Bradley Mark Edwards, Nick Reecy, Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac|
DescriptionAt the Side Areas, area 2, is this nice route. Just left of the thin crack with a fixed pin, start up the finger crack corner. The crack keeps getting larger in size from thin hands to offwidth. The knee jam seems to work alright here, although painful. Thrutch your way up the wide crack, then continue through a squeeze chimney up to a ledge with a fixed anchor.
Submitted subsequently by Tony B: To find this route, pass the popular Lower wall on the Monument Trail with the route "Dihedral #1" and go to the next significant prow on the same side of the canyon. [This] huge prow has a large protruding buttress with a clean dihedral high on the wall (part of the aid route "Binge"), making it easy to identify. On the left side of this prow there is a left-facing dihedral that pops up above a small roof to a slot. The bottom of the climb is fun and mostly easy-going. There is a crux at [the] bulge/roof, [and] then some runout easy climbing to the anchors. A few cams would go in up high if you take a few larger ones that high on the route. All in all, it was fun, but the sandy top of the route detracts from the lower half. Still fun, still worth doing....