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The Climb Too Tough To Die
Avg: 3 from 72 votes
|Type:||Trad, 6 pitches|
|FA:||Scott Ayers & Mike Strassman (1987)|
|Page Views:||8,185 total · 63/month|
|Shared By:||Joe Lee on May 20, 2007|
|Admins:||Greg Opland, Luke Bertelsen, JJ Schlick|
DescriptionSuper fun six pitch route up the left front side of the Sheepshead. The bulk of the climb is easy to moderate slab climbing protected by bolts. But each pitch has a distinct crux to keep the 9+/10a leader fully entertained. Expect runout sections on easier ground. The middle section of pitch one follows a wide crack system that requires trad gear. This is the only pitch that requires a trad rack. On pitch two, at the top of the brown streak, the bolt line forks. The bolts to the left are for a DIFFERENT route. Follow the new bolts that go up and right. Pitch three pulls a short steep headwall. The upper section of pitch four ascends a rounded slab. Bring several long slings to protect pitch five. Move the belay up and left for the last pitch which is outrageous (more mental than physical for both the leader and follower). Follow the bolt line on the left side of the final headwall. If you have any concerns, there are two alternate finishes on the right up the wide slot. One is a bolted right angling sporty pitch that is fun and just as hard (IMO) as the standard finish to TTTD. Can't comment on the chimney.
A topo of the route can be accessed atcochiseclimbing.com.