Type: Trad, TR, 40 ft
FA: unknown
Page Views: 2,408 total · 12/month
Shared By: Jesse Ryan on Jun 15, 2002
Admins: Mike Snyder, Jake Dickerson, Taylor Spiegelberg, Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Aeon Aki

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Access Issue: Dirt roads reopened as of June 2014 Details

Description

An interesting short grunt of a climb. Located in the same ampitheatre on the far left side of the SE face of the Nautilus as Slit. This alcove is a short distance from the parking lot and hidden by the boulder scrambling approach. The access for descent or placing of a TR for the five or so lines in this ampitheatre can be reached via a short 3rd class chimney on the exact opposite side of the Nautilus. This chimney has a pine tree at it's base and shimmeys back into the rock to emerge on the top of this short portion of the Nautilus.

This line is found on the left side of the ampitheatre just above the cool - in more ways than one - pit formed by massive boulders. The furthest left flake is a non-protected 10a lieback flake (TR'd from the same spot as Slut). Just to the right of this is a bottoming left facing series of cracks. Climb this, with the very stiff for 5.7 moves coming quickly. The difficulty eases quickly around 10 feet up once you've jammed your the right side of your body into the chasm. Near the top of the short wall it is possible to top out either up and left (best for a TR) or continuing up and right. A short lesson in Vedauwoo thrutching.

Protection

A few pieces for the lead (1.5 to 5 inches), a few medium sized pieces and/or a long piece of rope or webbing to sling a bulbous block for the toprope.

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