Type: Trad, 70 ft
FA: Mark Force (late 70's)
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Shared By: Tavis Ricksecker on Jun 1, 2007
Admins: Luke Bertelsen, JJ Schlick, Greg Opland

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Access Issue: Climbing restricted due to tourist safety Details

Description

Start on the blocky ledge left of Obediah, where Duck Soup, George's Niche, and the Horn also start. Scramble up and right to the obvious seam in a left facing corner. Slot a nut and make a few hard technical moves before the seam widens and eases. Great moves, but more of a boulder problem really..

Location

Just left of Obediah, just right of the Horn.

Protection

Gear to 2"

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First free ascent: Mark Force (late 70's)- previously known as "Coffin Corner" - site of many failed attempts by other locals Sep 1, 2007
JJ Schlick
Flagstaff, AZ
  5.12- PG13
JJ Schlick   Flagstaff, AZ  
  5.12- PG13
A one or two trick pony without doubt, but what tricks they are! Deffinately worthy to get a .12- lead under the belt. You will want some very small wires/cams/loweballs to lead it, but at least it’s a light rack. A good one to save for a strong onsight attempt. I don’t remember thinking it’s R but heads up as the gear is small.

Was this the first 5.12 in the Flagstaff area? May 3, 2008
Will Wright
Mesa, AZ
  5.12- R
Will Wright   Mesa, AZ
  5.12- R
It's rare to find a climb where the crux moves are protected by a 000 and #1 nut. Props to locals for keeping bolts off this thing (and the rest of the crag) and preserving this type of scarefest. Oct 3, 2016