Type: Trad, 70 ft (21 m)
FA: FFA Darren Singer 1992, Dick Cilley (TR), 1986
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Shared By: JJ Schlick on Aug 12, 2006
Admins: Greg Opland, Luke Bertelsen, Brian Boyd, JJ Schlick, Kemper Brightman

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Access Issue: Stage 2 Fire Restrictions in Effect on Coconino and Kaibab National Forests Details

Description

Shotgun has some of the best technical 5.12 finger jamming at the Forks, and this sawed off, double barrel line is loaded with good gear. Better keep your eye on the target and your trigger finger at the ready for this one.

This route is to the right of On The Edge. Climb up a short vertical band to a gravelly ledge. Shotgun follows the seam/finger crack up the slender right facing dihedral with some tight, steep moves down low, severe stemming and thin jamming in the middle, and nice long moves at the top. 

Though a bit on the short side, this pitch really packs it in. It’s also a good, solid 5.12 to save for an onsight because the gear is rather straight forward, and there are not a whole lot of straight forward routes around at that grade. Despite this fact it doesn’t see a whole lot of successful onsights. Ask whoever is riding shotgun to rap down first and brush the surface silt off.

Location

Just to the right of On The Edge

Protection

Wires and small cams. Grey-yellow Metolius. The gear is all bomber.

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