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Routes in Eagle Canyon, Head Of Sinbad NE

Mother Goose- Nursery Rhymes T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Nape's Needle T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c C2
Type: Trad, 80 ft
FA: Keen Butterworth Sr. and Jr.
Page Views: 1,122 total, 9/month
Shared By: John J. Glime on Feb 26, 2007
Admins: Andrew Gram, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq

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Climb the northeast side of the formation up a slab, through a crack to the obvious anchor. Very straight forward and easy.

Rap the route with a single rope.


Same approach as to White Knight. The road passes within 20 feet of the formation. Can't miss it.


A couple of midsized cams will work.


John, I just saw this. That's classic. Those guys were nuts! Where did you see that? Did they have a name for the formation? They probably went up one of the chimney/gully systems. I doubt they did Nursery Rhymes in their cowboy boots, but who knows. Anyone who has seen Swasey's Leap knows those two were pretty wild and crazy. Jul 13, 2009
John J. Glime
Salt Lake City, UT
John J. Glime   Salt Lake City, UT
I recently saw a photo of the Swasey brothers? standing on top of this thing. Keen, they only beat you to the first ascent by a hundred years or so! Mar 9, 2009