Avg: 1 from 4 votes
|Type:||Trad, Aid, 300 ft, 4 pitches, Grade III|
|FA:||Fred Beckey, Eric Bjornstad|
|Page Views:||2,040 total · 14/month|
|Shared By:||toddgordon Gordon on May 14, 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.
This is a very cool and skinny spire in a very wonderful place. The climbing is a bit dicey. Pitch one;....climb up a slanting ramp with a crack . (5.9) Pitch 2; Climb 5.6 face and hop on a bolt ladder of various "things" bounded into drilled holes;...in the holes are bolts, pitons, and various hardware devices;....a hodgepodge of metal.There is a short crack section in this pitch;...then back to the bolts. Pitch 3; a whole pitch of (You guessed it...) more bolts. Pitch 4 starts with a 5.8 crack, which soon is A1, then a couple of bolts, then a section of really dicey soft/rotten rock ; this be the A4 section, I believe. The rappell from the summit was from a 6 mm cord rapped around the summit, backed up by a piton hammered into a hole......(Best bring some extra rope or a really really long sling to back this up. Rap from top to 3....three to 1, and one to ground.
This is on the N. end of a formation W. of Round Rock...you can't miss it......you can see it for miles. At one point, it's skinnier in it's middle, than at the summit.....it's a trip.