Avg: 2 from 1 vote
|Type:||Trad, 150 ft (45 m), 3 pitches, Grade II|
|FA:||Paul Ross Layne Potter 14th Dec 2005|
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|Shared By:||USBRIT Ross on Mar 8, 2006|
|Admins:||Andrew Gram, Nathan Fisher, Perin Blanchard, GRK, DCrane|
P1). The ridge is followed past three protection bolts and a couple of cam placements. 100' 5.9.
P2). Scramble along the back of the Sphinx to the head. 200'
P3). Climb the open groove on the left to the summit 50' 5.6.
Descent: One rap from the summit to the north.
The hiking descent from the Sphinx is shorter than the approach. After the climb head south towards the parking area that will be in view to a narrow gully above a black wall of smooth rock. Here are rap anchors. Rap down 80' then head down and across left(east), and after about a quarter mile one will locate the top of an open gully. Head down this and then more easy walking back to the parking area.