Lizards & Scorpions w/ Sky on Tuesday
5.11 YDS 6c+ French 23 Ewbanks VIII- UIAA 23 ZA E4 5c British PG13
Avg: 2.8 from 8 votes
|Type:||Trad, 450 ft (136 m), 3 pitches, Grade II|
|FA:||Petefish & company, 1986 ish|
|Page Views:||3,234 total · 16/month|
|Shared By:||Airbiscuit on Mar 29, 2006|
|Admins:||Jesse Zacher, Bradley Mark Edwards, Nick Reecy, Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC|
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This is one of the Better Routes in The Momument hands down! as well as the prominence of being the most accessible, full-length route out there. Just right of Sentinel Spire (approximately 200') lies a HUGE corner that extends the full length of the canyon wall. (There are two distinct approaches; I recommend climbing from the ground up first, so you know what you are getting into when you downclimb!)
Eyeball the large dihedral that makes up this fine route from the rim. The last belay lies directly under the HUGE overhang, and the anchors are hard to see. Grasp a line and an idea where you are going then downclimb a moderately loose but an easy 5.7 pitch to the belay under the overhang. Leave slings and rappel two excellent stations via double ropes to either: terra firma; or, (if you want to avoid an extremely unpleasant and extremely short, 5.11+, dirty fingers crux right off the ground) land on the ledge directly above this section and diss the crap, in lieu of an awesome and sustained 5.10a experience to the rim.
At the ledge, belay off a pixed pin and large cams in the horizontal.
P1: if climbing from the ground. 3rd class up some ramps to a finger crack. Work up this difficult feature to a large ledge move into exciting 5.10 face for three pins, then enter the chimney. Excellent, clean, and well protected climbing lead to an exposed and super-exciting traverese left onto the ledge with a good bag anchor. Lots of long songs Retrieve your rappel gear.
P2 starts with a what looks like a little mank, (watch your gear!) but in reality; excellent and thought provoking movement lead into a sustained 120' hand crack all the way to the belay. Retrieve your rappel gear.
Continue up the 5.7 line of least resistance out and to the right.