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The Road to Mecca
Avg: 2.7 from 10 votes
|Type:||Trad, 1000 ft, 5 pitches, Grade II|
|FA:||John Glime, Paul Ross (Alt Leads) Sept 29, 2007|
|Page Views:||6,074 total · 48/month|
|Shared By:||USBRIT Ross on Oct 1, 2007|
|Admins:||Andrew Gram, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq|
DescriptionThe climb was named The Road to Mecca as the route is very holy!. Starts about the same level as the start to Death by Chocolate but at the bottom of the slot canyon at the top pool.Those parties that have enjoyed the climb "1000'of Fun" will find this easy mountaineering type climb has a similar atmosphere and great views from its summit.
(P1.Follow the slanting brown dyke on the right of the pool towards the holes.Double anchors.200'5.5.
(P2. Up to the right and gain the long road of holes,follow to double anchors. 200' 5.3.
(P3. Continue the holy way to double anchors. 200'5.3.
(P4. Continue the pilgrimage to double anchors.200'5.3.Straight very holey slab, cross the big crack and up to an ledge/alcove just below the summit.200'5.0. Scramble 60' to summit and register in cairn.
Descent...It is advisable to down climb the very easy last pitch as pulling ropes down this very rough slab would be difficult. From the anchors top of pitch 4 rap the route.