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Metamorphosis

5.11c/d, Sport, 60 ft (18 m),  Avg: 2.7 from 7 votes
FA: Will McFarland - 2007
Alabama > Sand Rock > Turtle Rock

Description

Pumpy climbing on a pretty, overhanging arete. Getting off the ground is the hardest part of this excellent climb, so stick-clipping is a good idea.

Finesse your way up a thin, pebbly face on the right side of the arete; if this is too much to handle, swallow your pride and stem onto the wall across the corridor from the arete. Things get easier once you reach an undercling above the first bolt. Continue up the steep arete to the top.

Location

Starts around the corner about 30' right of Faith on an obvious arete.

Protection

Seven bolts; bolted anchors at the top. NOTE: if you're going to toprope this, keep draws on the last three bolts for directionals. Otherwise, a fall will probably result in a nasty pendulum into the opposite wall of the corridor.

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Pulling through the overhang on Metamorphosis.  Photo by Nicki.
[Hide Photo] Pulling through the overhang on Metamorphosis. Photo by Nicki.
Alex Cross flashing
[Hide Photo] Alex Cross flashing
Placing protection at the sixth bolt of Metamorphosis. 
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Photo: Thomas Olson
[Hide Photo] Placing protection at the sixth bolt of Metamorphosis. Photo: Thomas Olson
Huong gathers herself for the final moves on Metamorphosis.  Photo by Nicki.
[Hide Photo] Huong gathers herself for the final moves on Metamorphosis. Photo by Nicki.

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Nathan Devan
Huntsville, AL
  5.11c
[Hide Comment] Last time I was there the anchor bolt hangers had no hardware. The anchor is reachable while sitting on the top of the rock nearby camp sites.
Fall danger keeps from being worth more visits. Dec 21, 2020