Type: Trad, Aid, 150 ft
FA: Todd Gordon, Brian Povolny, Jan. 1984
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Shared By: toddgordon Gordon on May 17, 2007
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Access Issue: Closed. Details


Start out with some A2 aid climbing, then to 5.9 hands, then cross over right to another crack system and more A2 (1-1 1/2 inch) to the top. Rap from a sling around the summit.


Located in high plateau behind Chinle Hospital. Chilnle , Ariz.


I used 2 pitons, and a buch of cams..(maybe double rack of cams). Slings, and extra long rummer or piece of rope for summit rap.


toddgordon Gordon
Joshua Tree, California
  5.9 A2
toddgordon Gordon   Joshua Tree, California
  5.9 A2
A couple things cool about this climb. It is more of a fin of rock....wide from one side, and narrow/skinny from the profile. It has no approach;...you drive over to the base. It is sort of by it self, which is cool. The climbing is mostly generic aid;...nothing to write home about. This climb recieve a 2nd ascent by some friends of mine, shortly after we did the F. A.....maybe it's had a few more ascents. It's fun enough, a desert spire, and in a cool place. Not a really involved ascent.....fairly solid rock too, for Reservation sandstone. May 18, 2007
Stu Ritchie
Stu Ritchie   Denver
I climbed this formation with two other guys from Colorado in the 90's. While the climbing itself was not too difficult, we were a bit startled by the presence of one of the columns that had formerly been attached to the formation laying on the hardpan. As best as we could figure out (based on the cow tracks that seemed to go under the huge column) the easternmost part of the formation had come crashing down in the very recent past! Apr 23, 2009