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Hell is for Heros
Avg: 3.3 from 6 votes
|Type:||Trad, 220 ft, 2 pitches|
|FA:||Dave Baker, Mark Axen, Kem Johnson|
|Page Views:||877 total · 8/month|
|Shared By:||Chris Prewitt on Jul 21, 2008|
|Admins:||Greg Opland, Luke Bertelsen, JJ Schlick|
DescriptionThis is a super cool pitch with excellent exposure right off the belay. It's too bad you have to go through the hassle of doing some funk to get one pitch off the ground. The crack is great by Lemmon standards, and the upper runout is pretty typical for these parts.
From the belay atop p1, climb up a flake to gain a horizontal crack that will take you right above the void. The crack then goes up through a bulge (very cool), continuing for about 60' with fingers and hands. Eventually the crack ends and easier face climbing with distant pro takes you up to a break in the summit block.
If this crack were a bit easier to get to it would be a must-do. As it is, it would be a great add-along if you were looking for something in addition to Cripple Creek.
LocationThis is the crack on the right arete of the main gulley that is the second pitch of the standard route. Do the first pitch of the SD, or there is a spooky looking direct start (10) that starts in the bushes on the lower face.
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