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East Face/Anomaly T 5.0 2- 4 I 6 MM 1c
Southwest Traverse V0 4
Type: Trad
FA: unknown
Page Views: 1,030 total, 5/month
Shared By: Guy H. on Dec 8, 2001
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Description

This "F3" east face route is about 200 feet long. Since there is really no good pro on the entire face, it is best to leave the rope behind on this one. Pick a line and head up. The lichen and moss on this route can be avoided, and the rock is generally sound in nature. This rock makes a good scrambling finish to the Royal Arch trail. Descent: Walk off to the south.

Protection

Chalk bag.

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Mark E Dixon
Sprezzatura, Someday
Mark E Dixon   Sprezzatura, Someday
We headed too far uphill from the Royal Arch and wandered around in the snow looking for the Anomaly. If anything, the base of this feature is a little lower on the hillside than the top of the Royal Arch and is mostly just a traverse south. Apr 5, 2015
Julius Beres
Boulder, CO
  5.1
Julius Beres   Boulder, CO
  5.1
I did this along with Amoeboid and The Royal Arch.... This one was the least pleasant. Perhaps the climbing wasn't any harder than 5.0, but there was so much moss and lichen on the rock.

If you do this, definitely continue on Amoeboid. The hike down the south side is a bit of a bushwack, so you may as well do both.... Jun 22, 2009
The mid section of this rock has the most features and least moss. About half way up there is a wild dike that gives you some solid holds. A good approach route is from the end of Columbine St. Then head up towards Woods Quarry and scramble up the Regency first. Afterwards climb the Amoeboid, then finish with the grand traverse of Royal Arch. May 1, 2003