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Routes in Submarine (Steamboat) Rock

Down Periscope T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13
Hunt for Red October, The S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Pepperland T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Project 941, aka SuperProw T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Sergeant Pepper T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Type: Trad, 130 ft, 2 pitches, Grade II
FA: S. Grossman, L. Coats 1980's
Page Views: 844 total · 6/month
Shared By: Kole DeCou on Jan 26, 2007
Admins: Greg Opland, Luke Bertelsen, JJ Schlick

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Description

A sunny route on Submarine Rock. A bit spooky in spots.

Pitch 1: 5.10 80' A bit awkward in spots. Climb the right-slanting hands-ow crack until it pinches off. A poorly protected mantle (crux 1) gets you to an optional belay ledge. Traverse right to a finger crack and hump one of the worst dirt clods I have ever encountered in Sedona. If you get over it then climb the hand crack until forced out right (crux 2). Whew! Belay takes a very big piece, and fingers and nuts.

Pitch 2: 5.6 50' Climb gently to the top. Mostly easy, but most of the would-be gear is in crap rock, and most of the holds are suspect. Belay from a tree.

Descent: 1 130' rap off the west side.

Location

Follow directions to the south face of Submarine Rock. This route is located about 50' right of the obvious bivy cave at the base of a right slanting crack.

Protection

2 each blue Alien to NEW #5 Camalot, a knife and webbing.

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Derek Field
Flagstaff, AZ
  5.10 PG13
Derek Field   Flagstaff, AZ
  5.10 PG13
The top layers of the dirt clod went for a tumble, but the bulk of it is still there. Definitely some spooky spots on this route. This page's description fits well. Nov 18, 2017
markguycan
flagstaff, AZ
markguycan   flagstaff, AZ
Kole has a lot of experience w/ dirt clods- I remember him nonchanlantly carving holds on Scrotum Pole. If this has the worst- beware! Mar 8, 2008