Type: Trad, Sport, 200 ft
FA: Fa Richard Growe, Kent Christianson 1975
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Shared By: Tea on Mar 18, 2006
Admins: grk10vq, Mike Engle

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Access Issue: Raptor Nesting Details

Description

Named after an old Martian movie, a pretty nice route. Slabby, well protected crux down low into a nice, though somwhat, flaring crack. When the crack gets funky, run it out to the prominent horizontal for some gear, then wander to the top on dishes. Fun long pitch...a little spicy.

Location

Backside of window rock...50 feet left of good times/pure pleasure...look for the lone bolt, connecting overlaps to the obvious crack.

Protection

Bolt and gear down low when the climbing is harder, runout easy terrain up top. 70M rope will let you climb all the way to the tip top of Window rock.Scramble down to north end raps.

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Wavey
Salt Lake City, UT
  5.10a R
Wavey   Salt Lake City, UT
  5.10a R
flared crack does not take good gear. first good piece was 25 feet off deck. must be solid for the grade. Mar 26, 2007
SThal
Los Alamos, NM
SThal   Los Alamos, NM
After pulling on the draw at the bolt, the rest went at about 5.8+. A bit runout in places. Nov 7, 2015
Tony B
Around Boulder, CO
  5.10b PG13
Tony B   Around Boulder, CO
  5.10b PG13
Runout is OK, and a touch of bad rock is OK, but not at the same time.
This line has both at the sandbag opening... 1-star at most. Jun 16, 2016
Eli B.
 
Eli B.  
 
A couple of offset cams (.4/.5 & .5/.75 BD X4) make this a well enough protected and enjoyable climb. Sep 8, 2017
After the initial tricky move, that is well protected, the climbing is easy and the runouts are inconsequential and negatable if you are creative with placements. I thought It was a great warmup for the harder leads on the other side of the formation. A standard rack to #2 with a few extra small to medium sized pieces (.3-.75) and offset nuts were useful. Sep 24, 2018