All Locations > Arizona > Northern Arizona > Sedona Area > Sedona > Twin Butte > East Twin Butte > Trundler's Club Buttress
Avg: 3.5 from 42 votes
|Type:||Trad, 350 ft, 5 pitches|
|FA:||Seth Dyer, JJ Schlick 2001|
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|Shared By:||JJ Schlick on Jul 29, 2006|
|Admins:||Greg Opland, Luke Bertelsen, JJ Schlick|
DescriptionNot the best rock in Sedona, but the line does have a hard to define allure when you first lay eyes on it. Named for the many large blocks which took flight during the ground up, first ascent, and the bond that is created between people in such events. Trundler’s Club is an adventurous, heart kicking route. The line cleaned up pretty well for Sedona, with the middle three pitches standing out as the highlights.
Pitch 1, 5.8?, 140’~, Start up the slab to big hueco. Continue up casual terrain until a small bulge which is more awkward to pull than difficult. Small to medium cams and bolts take you to a comfy two bolt belay. The true definition of an “approach pitch”.
Pitch 2, 5.10+, 100’ Work your way up the stembox past some decent gear and bolts. At the little cap roof, shuffle right and make the "cross to the choss" move, and then up the long, steep crack which gets wider as you go. A two bolt belay awaits you in the fairly spacious, though a bit dingy Bat Cave. At the top of this pitch keep an eye out for the lone pocket on the right wall to avoid too much offwidthing... Set of doubles to #3 and bolts.
Pitch 3, 5.9, 40’ Stem out the cave on the climber's right past bolt, and up to a fingery layback/stem system. Look for crimps and moves leading left around a corner to a ledge and two bolt belay. Small medium cams, bolt. A short, but exposed, and fun pitch.
Pitch 4, 5.11-, 85’~ Thee money pitch for sure with very airy exposure. Somewhat intimidating steep laybacking up the featured crack will eventually lead you past a bolt, and up to a small roof feature. Bust a gut on the cruxy mantle move, and follow unique holds, and bolts up to a two bolt belay. NOTE- DO NOT TRY TO RAP FROM THIS ANCHOR.
Pitch 5, 5TH class, Traverse gingerly, right, past bolts, delicate rock, suspect gear placements, around corner, and down to a nice ledge, and belay bolts. This is the Party Ledge, yoo hoo, the end of Trundler’s, and the top of PMT. Also, your point of ground return. Hope you enjoy.
The rap route descends on the PMT's anchors. Bring a 60, or preferably a 70 meter rope. All stations are steel.
Rap 1: 90' to a small ledge with chains.
Rap 2: 30' Short rap down to the Triangle of Love ledge.
Rap 3: 90' or so to a slopey ledge. NOTE- pay attention when pulling the cord!
Rap 4: 90' feet or so down to the dirt.