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Routes in The Witch
|Airy Interlude T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a|
|Ankles Away T 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a PG13|
|Brute Force T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a|
|Entity, The T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b R|
|Gorilla Warfare T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b|
|Green Tide T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c R|
|Igor Unchained T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a|
|Innersanctum T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a|
|Nautilus, The T 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b R|
|Pegleg T 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a PG13|
|Phosphorescent Flow T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R|
|Pit & The Pendulum, The T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b|
|Pizzazz T 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13|
|Pulp Friction T 5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b R|
|Shazam T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a|
|Spook Book T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b R|
|Terrorvision T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c PG13|
|Wicked West of the Witch T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b R|
|Witch Doctor T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a|
|Type:||Trad, 3 pitches|
|FA:||Steres & Laeger - August, 1976|
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|Shared By:||Josh Janes on Jun 18, 2006|
|Admins:||Matthew Fienup, Muscrat, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes|
DescriptionAiry Interlude is perhaps the best "moderate" route on the Witch. Not as continuous as Igor Unchained, but it shares some of Igor's coolest climbing, not to mention the classic Airy Interlude traverse pitch.
P1: Ascend the first major crack system left of the start of Igor Unchained. This is directly below the start of the obvious traverse crack and really is the first major system on the wall. Stretch the rope all the way up to the huge, sloping ledge. 5.8 or 5.9.
P2: The gem. Continue up a right-facing corner to the start of the crazy hand traverse (takes 0.5 and 0.75 Camalots). At some point you'll have to mantle up above the crack, and there is a miracle hold that allows you to do this. Finish the traverse with a couple more moves that join into the final pitch of Igor Unchained.
P3: A short, easy pitch up to the summit.
Descend north - see the Witch description for more info.