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Alphabet Soup T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Dogleg Crack T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Hind Quarters S 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
Meat Grinder T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
St. Vitus' Dance S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Z Crack T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Type: Sport
FA: unknown
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Shared By: Eric Fjellanger on Oct 6, 2008
Admins: Scott Coldiron, Jon Nelson, Micah Klesick, Nate Ball

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Seasonal Raptor Closures Details

Description

Who would expect to find a wild overhanging sport route in this area?

Scramble to the top of a block to clip the first bolt under the overhang. From here, big juggy moves take you up and left (some heel hooking chops might come in handy here). You find yourself under a massive hueco into which you can crawl for a rest before popping back out onto the overhanging wall, and up over the lip.

Location

Left of Z-Crack, around the corner and a bit uphill.

Protection

3 bolts provide good protection. An alternate start could be protected with some trad gear.

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Will McConaughy
Tucson, AZ
 
Will McConaughy   Tucson, AZ
 
I had way too much fun on this route. I would suggest slinging the two necks in the rest hueco for protection. Committing moves, but not too hard once you go for it. Sep 1, 2017