Avg: 2 from 1 vote
|Type:||Trad, Alpine, 600 ft, 4 pitches, Grade III|
|FA:||Alam and Roumph|
|Page Views:||60 total, 1/month|
|Shared By:||Alam on Feb 18, 2008|
|Admins:||Aaron Hobson, Jason Halladay, Anthony Stout, LeeAB Brinckerhoff, Marta Reece, Drew Chojnowski|
DescriptionThis 4 pitch route climbs the lower face of the Anvil to connect with the striking SW arete - crack before finding in a right facing dihedral. P1 and P3 and P4 are very nice. P3 is "Sandia at its worse" - blocky and loose. Can do P3 and 4 for a nice 5.9 outing.(See Topo)
P1 (***) start at base of clean face in dihedral that forms the left side of a distinct petestal. Climb up and then move left to arete to a small ledge, step right back (5.10 crux) to arete and follow up to 2 bolt belay.
P2 Short pitch: loose and blocky - aiming for the base of the stunning crack on the arete. Has a tendecy to ruin the rest of the climb.
P3: climb this flake crack by lie backing for ~ 60 feet (5.8-) to the 2 bolt belay. Eats #4 Camelots - would be strenuous, except the flake has a perfect foot ledge every 10 feet to shake out and place pro.
P4: Climb Straight up from belay, (5.9) then drift left on a seam/ramp, until you can fight your way back to large right facing dihedral finishing on top where you rigged your first rappel.