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Routes in Scorpio Dome

Andromeda Strain S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Arcturus T 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Carter Route T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Harvey's Crack T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R
Herman's Head T,TR 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Lazy Crack T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Orion T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Scorpio Crack T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Scorpion Jr. TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Sting, The S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c R
Unknown 5.10c T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Unknown 5.8 T,TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
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Type: Trad, 130 ft
FA: unknown
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Shared By: Mike Willig on Jun 19, 2008
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Description

This route is on the south side of Scorpio Dome. It offers a little bit of everything. Start with some smearing to get off the ground. Hands and offwidth make up the bulk of the climb finishing with a thin finger crack and smear to the anchors. If you like offwidth, you'll love this climb. If you're new to offwidth technique, this route will definitely be a challenge. There's plenty of arm-barring and hand stacking in the chimney. A #4 Camalot on a runner makes for perfect pro in the chimney since it tapers down in the back.

Protection

Rack up to a #4 Camalot. You could probably use two in the chimney if you want to be well protected during the offwidth. There are 2 bolts at the top. You may want to bring a little extra webbing to beef them up. Since this route is around 130', you'll need 2 ropes to get down. A 70m rope MAY just barely get you down, but I'm not sure. A 60m DEFINITELY WILL NOT. You can see a fixed stopper about 35' off the deck where someone tried to rappel on a single 60m and then had to do a second rap....

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