Type: Trad, 90 ft
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Shared By: jeff haskell on May 10, 2006
Admins: slim, Andrew Gram, Nathan Fisher, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq

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Access Issue: RAIN, WET ROCK and RAPTOR CLOSURES: The sandstone around Moab is fragile and is very easily damaged when it is wet. Also please ask and be aware of Raptor Closures in areas such as CAT WALL and RESERVOIR WALL in Indian Creek Details

Description

The route for which the wall was named and for good reason. Named (i'm guessing) for beautiful streaking on the wall to the right. Because of its location it is often (always?) sandy and this makes your life harder. Great shade climb but not much else nearby. Steep !!

Begin on typical broken, ledgy terrain and then launch into a great hands corner through a roof. Above the roof the crack thins from 2.5 friends down to green camalots. Milk a rest in a pod with hands before the thin, hard ending (yellow-blue metolius).

Shade Beta: If you do this climb first (and are slow and lazy about it) the area facing the road where most of the climbs are will begin to get shade.

Location

Way out right, just when you think you have been sent out to hunt snipe.

Protection

3 each from #2 Cam down to #2(yellow) metolius. A smaller piece or two may be helpful if the last few feet shut you down.

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Armin climber
Westminster, CO
 
Armin climber   Westminster, CO
 
I ended up leaving alot of nice anchor material (spectra/nice biners) It coud be arranged to make the anchor much better than its current condition. May 11, 2011
What's the anchor sitch, been replaced yet or should I bring my drill. Apr 24, 2013
Devin Fin
DURANGO
Devin Fin   DURANGO
dun an dun ! what a great route!!! EDIT 6/19/14 i will be adding a bolt an chain above the current anchors due to the close prox of the bolts ... although i take full responsibility for the revamp an placement of the first bolt my partner did the 2nd bolt an put it to close.. i believe it is fine but after just one raised eye brow i had 2nd thoughts my self so it will be corrected..
Mar 11, 2014
Y'all ROCK!!!!! Jun 12, 2014
In an old calendar there's a photo of Steve Carruthers leading this thing with a trail line, and no anchor in sight. Apr 14, 2018
Will Sharp
Breck, CO
  5.11b
Will Sharp   Breck, CO
  5.11b
Fantastic route.
Watch your placements right at the top in the layback. The crack is bit flared and the rock is a little soft - shallow, poorly placed pieces will blow. While I was there, 2 people blew a total of 3 cams at the top. This route will get destroyed if this continues to happen. Make sure your cams are in deep before you punch for the anchor. Nov 24, 2018