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5.6 Crack, The T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
5.8 Exit Crack T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
5.8+ Crack, The T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R
Cracktus T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Doug Scott Route T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Flameout T 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
Green Arete, The T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c R
Kid Gloves T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
La Diosa T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Laughing Crack T 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c PG13
My Opinion T 5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c
Pinnacate T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Point, The T,S 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Stem Corner T,S 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Twilight Zone T 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c PG13
Watermelon T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b PG13
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Type: Trad, 50 ft
FA: Flagstaff old school
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Shared By: Will Cobb on May 22, 2006
Admins: Greg Opland, Luke Bertelsen, JJ Schlick

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Access Issue: Portions of Mt. Elden are closed (July 16th) for forest thinning Details

Description

Located about 100' south of the fence line is a slab split by two cracks. The left crack goes at 5.6 while the right is about 5.8+. Both routes end at a rounded ledge sitting under a steep prow. (This prow is a 12.a TR called Landwhale.)

To climb Unamed 5.6, start up a 5.easy slab trending left to the base of the left crack. Climb the low angle fingers and hands crack to a rounded ledge. This crack is shallow making pro tricky in some spots.

Descent - Downclimb 4th and easy 5th class terrain in the gully to the left of this route. A better option is to climb one of the excellent routes above this crack to the clifftop.

Protection

Half Set Stoppers
.5 - #1 Camalot
Draws and Slings

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Flex
Flagstaff, AZ
Flex   Flagstaff, AZ
There are 2 bolts at the top of this slab and directly below Landwhale. One has a hanger missing as of Sep 2014. I don't know who has been installing all of the new anchors out at West Elden in the last few years. Some are very nice, and others like this one...? Sep 14, 2014

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