Type: Sport, 200 ft (61 m), 2 pitches
FA: James Garrett and Franziska Garrett, 22 August 2001
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Shared By: James Garrett on May 7, 2007
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The rock was so delightful on Explorien (mentioned in the Ruckman Guidebook), we returned to establish a more direct line in the same grade. We did not feel it was a squeeze job, being quite a bit to the right of that route. Implorien implores the climber to problem solve the thin moves directly to the two bolt anchors. I sense it has become somewhat popular in the last few years, but it was largely unknown, so I enter it at this time.

Approach this to the far left side of the little "alley" formed by the rock and the ledge to the east. About at the end of the alley Explorien climbs up and trends right passing a piton, whereas Implorien "beelines" it directly to the two-bolt belay on the right edge and keeps on going.

Pitch #1: Climb the edges up the less than vertical wall to the two-bolt belay. One may continue here to the top of the wall, which is another flake of stone posing in front of the main wall. Rappel twice down the face to the base of the route. 5.8/9, 50m.


This is to the right of the Smoot classic, EXPLORIEN. It starts to the right and is much more direct to the very top of this part of the buttress. It continues past the anchors for another pitch. One may rappel the route with one 60m rope.


QDs. Two bolt belays at the top of each pitch. Rappel the route.


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