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Highway Star T,TR 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Type: Trad, TR, 60 ft
FA: Chris Falkenstein, Don Reid, & Edd Kuropat
Page Views: 2,602 total, 21/month
Shared By: M. Morley on Aug 17, 2007
Admins: M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Closures for Peregrine Falcon Protection Details

Description

A short, but powerful route. Start on either side of the triangular flake (left side is easy but sparse pro) up to a finger crack. Work left and crank through a small roof (crux). Continue up splitter hand crack (have those gold camalots ready!), make a fun move right, and continue up to the top. Belay from tree.

Walk off left.

If not up for leading, it would be easy to rig a top-rope off a tree by scrambling up and left from the base of the route.

There is also a fun 10b variation that can be led or top-roped. From the base, climb the left side of the triangular flake, traversing left and then back right around a flake resembling the state of Texas. After working back to the right, join up with the main route. If top-roping, a directional is recommended to prevent a big swing from the left end of the "Texas flake".

Location

See area description.

Protection

Single rack to 3" (blue Camalot), plus extras in the 2" (gold Camalot) range.

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Oct 15, 2017, we spent one hour trying to find the wall/route based on the GPS location on the page, but did not success. Is the rock still there? Oct 15, 2017
Mark P Thomas
Draper
  5.10a
Mark P Thomas   Draper
  5.10a
10b variation looks to be a lead you'd want to do with double ropes to avoid terrible rope drag while still protecting the leader from a dangerous fall at the crux. Mar 5, 2012
Tyler Williams
Flagstaff, AZ
  5.10b
Tyler Williams   Flagstaff, AZ
  5.10b
The 10b variation is much better, and highly recommended. good pumpy fun Jun 22, 2010
jackkelly00
new hampshire
jackkelly00   new hampshire
really great training for working forearm endurance. Apr 18, 2009