Type: Trad, 90 ft
FA: Steve Shea, Chris Landry 1976
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Shared By: Steven Lucarelli on Jul 1, 2008
Admins: Alvaro Arnal, Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Description

Peruvian Flake is a fun wondering route that follows the contours of a flake/dihedral up the center of a clean face. Where the flake ends, move left across a thin face and then follow flaring cracks to the top.

Location

This route starts about 10' left of Dean's Day Off at an obvious dihedral.

Protection

Standard rack up to a 2" or 3" piece with one fixed pin. Two bolt anchor at the top.

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Steven Lucarelli
Moab, UT
  5.10a
Steven Lucarelli   Moab, UT
  5.10a
Warning, as of 06/28/08 the right bolt at the anchor is loose and moves around inside the hole. Jul 1, 2008
Ivan Rezucha
Fort Collins, CO
 
Ivan Rezucha   Fort Collins, CO
 
Fun route despite the wandering. The flake itself is quite easy. You can get a very good #3 Camalot at the far side of the obvious slot. All 3 in our party thought the crux was the easy looking crack at the very top. I used a fist jam to top out.

I thought I had heard about Peruvian Flake. It turns out it's a climb in the Royal Arches area of Yosemite which may be where I heard of it. It's also a prized variety of cocaine, apparently. Aug 15, 2010
Wrong again. I did the FA with Chris Landry, Kennedy was not there. We rated it 5.10. There were no fixed pins or anchors. It was fun. Jun 17, 2011
Lynn S
 
Lynn S  
 
New anchor put in back in September of 2010. Jun 30, 2013
WadeM
Golden, Co
 
WadeM   Golden, Co
 
Although easy, there was a mild run between the pin and next gear if I remember correctly. Apr 7, 2016