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5.13b/c, Sport,  Avg: 3.6 from 13 votes
FA: unknown
Arizona > Northern Arizona > Flagstaff Crags > Pit > White Wall

Description

Hard and reachy with few or no intermediates. I've heard it's quality though.

Location

First route on the right of the White Wall.

Protection

Lots of bolts to chains.

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Thin and sequential moves.  Crux is looming.
[Hide Photo] Thin and sequential moves. Crux is looming.
Nice route
[Hide Photo] Nice route
In the midst of a lot of hard moves
[Hide Photo] In the midst of a lot of hard moves

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Aimee Rose
Bend, or
  5.13c
[Hide Comment] After a key undercling broke, most people say solid 13c. Nov 14, 2007
Trish Houghtaling
Flagstaff, Az
  5.13b
[Hide Comment] Amazing route with a variety of ways to do the upper move where the hold broke- a brilliant endurance route! I would say a solid 13b. Sep 22, 2008
Chris Tatum
Flagstaff, AZ
[Hide Comment] All bolts replaced 4-24-09 except one anchor bolt because a lack of tools. Will be revisited. Apr 25, 2009
[Hide Comment] Consensus on the grade is 13b. However, if you avoid the drilled pocket between the 8th and 9th bolts and climb straight up the thin seam, it does go. I believe it is 14a, but would like to hear feedback if someone else tries it this way. However, just because it has been done without the drilled hold, please do not fill it in, as the route is much more fun with the pocket. Jun 17, 2009
Monomaniac
Morrison, CO
  5.13b
[Hide Comment] Generally speaking, I think its extremely unlikely that eliminating a single hold would change the grade by 3 letters. Jun 17, 2009
[Hide Comment] I think it does. The route is an endurance 13b with no move harder than v4. Removing the hold adds a v9 to the top, with no good rest. Jun 18, 2009
Monomaniac
Morrison, CO
  5.13b
[Hide Comment] Well, you've done it, I haven't so I'm talkin outta my a$$. How does it compare to the other 5.14s you've done? Jun 18, 2009
[Hide Comment] I've only done two others, and it is between the two in my opinion, and based on the time I spent on it. However, I know my ability to rate at this grade is shaky at best, so I would like to hear what other people who have tried it think. Consider the grade simply a first proposal. Jun 18, 2009
[Hide Comment] The thing is, you don't have to climb straight up the thin seam to make this go natural. The pocket was drilled just behind a 4 finger 3/4 pad side pull crimp. When you grab the pocket you don't even realize the hold is there because it becomes the lip of the pocket. On further inspection you can see that the pocket is recessed behind this edge. The boulder problem is probably only v5ish if you use the crimp and the route grade is 13cish. I just don't know why it was drilled in the first place. Aug 19, 2010
Brayne Varner
Eureka, Ca
[Hide Comment] Leo Henson FA? Nov 19, 2011
A. Ginger
  5.13b
[Hide Comment] A great endurance route with fun moves close to town. Feb 10, 2017
[Hide Comment] As of today the pocket at the crux has been filled with epoxy. Pretty funny whip as I searched for it:) Anyone know who did it? Dec 22, 2017
Joel Unema
Flagstaff, AZ
 
[Hide Comment] My opinion is that it's a much better route with the pocket filled.

What's are some opinions on grade with the pocket filled? 13c?
I have yet to re-send without the pocket. Dec 5, 2018