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Routes in Independence Monument
|Geezer Highway T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a PG13|
|Independence Chimney T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c C1|
|Otto's Route T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Slavery T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b A3-|
|South Face Direct T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a C3+|
|Sundial Dihedral T 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c C1|
|Unknown handcrack T 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a|
|Type:||Trad, 50 ft|
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6/25-6/26/16 Otto's Route, vicinity, and rap will be closed! Details
Otto's Route and any line requiring a rap down Otto's Route on Independence Monument will be closed this Saturday the 25th and Sunday the 26th for route maintenance
DescriptionWalk to the North Face of Independence Monument, then look toward its left side (East) some distance from the base of Otto's Route. There is a 40 to 50 foot handcrack there with some webbing at the top, from which you can retreat (or, at least I put some there in 1997). This route ascends to a ledge on the "shoulder" of the main rock. This is just left of the first pitch of Slavery, or perhaps (slim chance) is the first pitch of Slavery. It is visible as a faint line on the lower left of the rock in the attached photo.
I know nothing of the history or proposed grade of this route, but scribbled down its location. I remember thinking the grade to be perhaps 5.10b, but I was not and am not presently familiar with the local grades- this is an "Indian Creek" rating, as it were.
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