Type: Sport, 3 pitches
FA: Darryl Cramer, Terry Lien
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Shared By: Jesse James on Mar 13, 2006 · Updates
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Access Issue: The Novel Coronavirus & 2020 Seasonal Raptor Closure Details

Description

This is a great slab climb with your typical Index knobs.

P1: Climb a ramp (5.7) to a bolted belay, or do the first pitch of Beetle Bailey Arch (5.10c).
P2: Traverse way left. When you get to a cool pocket with crystals inside, go up the knobby slab. Some people put a 3" cam in the pocket (5.10a).
P3: A short pitch up an arch (5.9+).

As of 2020, there are 4 options to access the Racer X anchor as your "First Pitch": Smilodon fatalis, Index Archaeology, Village Idiot (Original pitch 1) and Behind the Tombstone (requires a short leftward scramble). The original first pitch is probably the least enjoyable.

Protection

bolts, 3" piece optional. If you do the 5.7 first pitch of this climb instead of that of Beetle Bailey Arch, bring small cams, and nuts.

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