Type: Trad, Aid, 350 ft (106 m), 4 pitches, Grade III
FA: Dave Evans, Brian Povolny & Todd Gordon, April 1994
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Shared By: toddgordon Gordon on May 12, 2007
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Description

This climb goes up the West Face of the Los Gigantos II, which is the middle of the three giant buttes which are east of the tiny town/settlement of Round Rock, Arizona. I did this climb in April of 1994, and didn't draw a topo for it, but I sort of remember the pitches. Pitch 1; This pitch went through the lumpy Cutler (I believe it is called) layer of sandstone;....5.10 A2...not the best pitch of the climb, but got the team up aways. Pitch 2;. This is the crux pitch...it went up and right , through some thin sections, and some sections of not so good rock. Slow and challenging climbing. 5.9 A3+. We got a rope stuck on this pitch on the rappels down, and had to leave it! (So be careful) The belay is cool....5 fixed KB's right in a row;....sort of dicey;...as they are all in the same crack system, and sort of close together.,,,.maybe a bolt added to this would be cool. Pitch 3; Traverses back to the left to a ledge at the base of a thin crack. Pitch 4; This is the coolest pitch of the climb; the "money" pitch; about 120 ' of the same crack system....I believe it was a corner that took mostly all TCU's the whole way (except one #4 friend placement.)...Lots, and lots of TCU's (maybe 20-30?....we had them with us!)_This went to the summit. I don't believe this climb has seen a 2nd ascent. This climb isn't in any guide.

Location

This is the middle of the Gigantos, which are the big buttes located east of the settlement of Round Rock , Arizona.

Protection

Triple rack of cams, maybe 20 pins, and alot of T C U's. Slings

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