Avg: 2.3 from 12 votes
|Type:||Trad, 400 ft (121 m), 6 pitches, Grade III|
|FA:||Dan Bingham, G. Parker|
|Page Views:||3,991 total · 21/month|
|Shared By:||Kole DeCou on Mar 9, 2006|
|Admins:||Greg Opland, Luke Bertelsen, JJ Schlick, Brian Boyd|
P1) 5.8 150' Up the chimney. Longer and more fun than it appears. Save a #4 or #5 Camalot (new sizes) for the top.
P2) 5.5 -50' Either rap or down climb to the ledge on the south side of the formation.
P3) Class 1 50' Hike around the corner to the left until you're stopped by a short wall at the head of a gully.
P4) 5.8 50' Climb the wall (10'), set a piece for your follower, and hike down and to the right through some cacti and agave to a bolted belay. Keeping your rope out of the nasty plants may be the crux of the entire climb.
P5) 5.9- 30' Fun face climbing leads to a ledge. Belay here or suffer drag.
P6) 5.9- 150' Go up the crack with the bush and continue up 4th class to the summit.
Descent (2 ropes):
Rap 1: 50' From the summit rap to the ledge at the start of the 4th class. Walk clockwise 100'. There is a 2 chain anchor on a ledge about 50' below the summit on the west end of the rock. This anchor is visible from the summit plateau.
Rap 2: 180' CAUTION! 60m ropes do not get you to the next bolted rap station. Rap to the huge ledge 100' down, then continue down the blank face to a bush with slings.
Rap 3: 50' From the bush a short rap gets you to the bolted station.
Rap 4: 150' One more rap gets you to the ground.
GPS: 34,53.131 N 111,47.554 W