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Routes in Heart Wall

Aorta T 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Corner Crack T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Heart Attack T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Meteor Shower T 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
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Type: Trad, 100 ft
FA: Hank Armantrout, Brian Smoot, Les Ellison, 1983
Page Views: 116 total · 1/month
Shared By: Ryan Brough on Dec 9, 2006
Admins: Andrew Gram, Nathan Fisher, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq

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Description [Suggest Change]

Easy climbing from the trail leads to a sandy ledge where the routes diverge. Follow the right-diagonalling crack through some heady moves. I followed the crack past an easy-looking crack and climbed up a crack on the edge of the cliff. The Ruckman guide indicates that the route heads straight up just before the easy-looking crack and pulls the roof above through a V-shaped groove. Longer than most Ferguson climbs, this route wore out my feet. True to its name, Aorta gets your blood flowing. Good warmup.

Location [Suggest Change]

All routes on the Heart Wall start underneath the big right-facing dihedral. Aorta follows the right-diagonalling crack. Walk off to the west (between the Heart and Guano Walls.

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Standard rack, emphasis on larger cams. No fixed gear, and no anchors at top, sling any of the horns.

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