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|Type:||Trad, Aid, 600 ft, 6 pitches, Grade IV|
|FA:||Todd Gordon , Brian Povolny, March 10, 1984|
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|Shared By:||toddgordon Gordon on May 6, 2007|
|Admins:||Luke Bertelsen, JJ Schlick, Greg Opland|
Access Issue: Closed. Details
It is presently illigal to climb on the Navajo Indian Reservation. These climbs are listed here for historical purposes only.
Climb up the "backside" of the whale. We did this climb in 6 pitches. Pitch one started out 3rd class, some 5.7, then into a 5.9 hand to a 5.10 fingers in a small roof to a sling belay. Pitch 2 went up 5.10 cracks to a ledge. Pitch 3; up and left to a 5.10 hand section to a ledge. Pitch 4; Start with a shoulder stand, then 3rd class on the narrow ridge (2nd be careful to not fall off ridge following). 5th pitch is third class up a big chasm/groove. Pitch 6; scramble (3rd class ) to the summit.
This very large and cool formation is located just east of the highway about 2 miles south of Rock Point, Arizona.