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|Type:||Trad, Aid, 400 ft, 3 pitches, Grade III|
|FA:||Mark Powell, Jerry Gallwas, Don Wilson, Bill Feuerer, June 11-13, 1957|
|Page Views:||12,568 total, 98/month|
|Shared By:||toddgordon Gordon on May 21, 2007|
|Admins:||Greg Opland, Luke Bertelsen, JJ Schlick|
It is presently illigal to climb on the Navajo Indian Reservation. These climbs are listed here for historical purposes only.
DescriptionThe Totem Pole is the tallest , skinniest spire on the planet. Pitch one; goes up a left slanting aid crack. This is followed by the wide section. There was a fixed block of wood part way up, and then you need either VERY large cams or those super large big Bros....or I used large cams and small sections of 2" by 4" blocks of wood side by side to aid off of (2 in a row)....the first one was one cam and one block of wood..the 2nd being one cam and 2 blocks of wood....(It works;..it was dicey..)...
Pitch 2 is the cool 100' splitter....hand size...we aided it, but I bet it would go free at 5.11. ...it's awesome. The last pitch is a bit of aid , and then a long bolt ladder;....The bolt ladder has been dicked with...when we did it, it was missing the last 2 bolts, which we banged in pins, and made it to the top. At one time, most of the bolts were missing , and you had to hook in the holes;..very scary. The summit is the best on the planet. There are lots of bolts on top, from various commercial ventures.