The Pillar [Edit]
Avg: 2.7 from 48 votes
|Type:||Trad, 120 ft, 2 pitches|
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|Shared By:||Salamanizer suchoski on Mar 15, 2006|
|Admins:||Aron Quiter, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes|
Most of the bolts were replaced on this route in late 05. The bolts on the anchors came out by hand. "Please, if you have never placed bolts in soft sandstone....DON'T". Some think the crux is just above the third bolt on the first pitch, some think its just below the top out on the second. Personally, I think its the top out. The rock is really solid for the most part on this route and it takes gear well. The bolts on the first pitch are a bit spacy but seem to come just before you might actually need one. This is a great route, one definitely worth doing.
Obvious crack system to the far right side of the Pagoda. Follow the water stain past three bolts to the start of the crack system. You can bail from a 60m rope at any time. If you top out, make a short rap off the chains down the back side of the formation.
Cams 1ea. .3"-3" and about 4 QD's. Bolted anchors.