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|Type:||Trad, 300 ft, 4 pitches, Grade III|
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|Shared By:||Dustin Wildermuth on Mar 10, 2006|
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PLACING BOLTS IS ILLEGAL IN THE SUPERSTITION WILDERNESS! Details
In the early '90's the USFS banned all placement of bolts in the Superstition Wilderness. This unfortunately includes replacement of existing bolts. Violating this ban may result in climbing restrictions on this beautiful area. Please think twice and go bolt somewhere else.
DescriptionPitch 1: Climb a short, left facing corner (5.6). The start of this climb requires a little route finding skills.
Pitch 2: Move up left in a ramp and trough system to a skyline notch with a bolt belay.
Pitch3: The pinnacle looms to the northeast above the notch. Traverse left in a ramp and trough system to a skyline notch with a bolt belay.
Pitch4: Move left from the belay ledge and climb a short crack to a good stance with a funky bolt. From here the pitch wonders a little but route findings is easy.
LocationScramble up to the top of the gully and start below the right trough/gully system on the south side of the tallest pinnacle.
Descent: 3 rappels. For rap 1, do a 2-rope rappel past pitch 4's belay (20' below) to anchors in an east facing gully/ramp. For rap 2, do a 2-rope rappel to a bolt anchor atop pitch 1. For rap 3, rappel to the base.