Aorta [Suggest Change]
Avg: 1.7 from 3 votes
|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|
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.
Protection [Suggest Change]
Standard rack, emphasis on larger cams. No fixed gear, and no anchors at top, sling any of the horns.