Avg: 2.9 from 19 votes
Routes in Bush Shark Area
|Banana Split T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a|
|Big - T T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b|
|Blood In The Water S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b|
|Bush Shark Spire T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a|
|Cabron T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b PG13|
|Curfew T,S 5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b|
|Feeding Frenzy T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b PG13|
|Garden Party T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a|
|Ghost Rider T,S 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13|
|Great White T,S 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c|
|Hammerhead T,S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a|
|Mudshark Arpeggio, The T 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a R|
|Pantomime T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b R|
|Westron Wynde T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a|
|Type:||Trad, Alpine, 400 ft, 3 pitches|
|FA:||Mark Dalen, Mark Leonard 1980|
|Page Views:||2,210 total, 19/month|
|Shared By:||Chuck McQuade on Jul 1, 2008|
|Admins:||Aaron Hobson, Jason Halladay, Anthony Stout, LeeAB Brinckerhoff, Marta Reece, Drew Chojnowski|
DescriptionMany consider the (5.9) variation of P3 to be one of the Sandia's best at its grade.
P1) Start up a thin-shallow crack passing two bolts (5.9). After the second bolt the terrain mellows allowing frequent pro. Belay just below a small roof.
P2) Surmount a small roof (5.8) working your way to a straight-in corner (5.11 R), most parties step left gaining a serious of small cracks to a ledge and a small fir tree. (5.10 R). Most climbers avoid both above variations and traverse further left beyond the small cracks. This variation climbs a small arete like feature eventually ending on a large ledge above a fir tree (5.8).
P3) Step right from the belay into a right facing corner system. The lower angled corner goes at (5.9). The further, more vertical corner goes at (5.10a). Both corner systems meet at a bulge. After the bulge head up to a second roof bypassing it on its left side. Head up through easier terrain to the top of the formation belaying from a well camo'd bolt.