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Routes in North Astro Dome - Northeast Face

Astronomical T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b PG13
Astroturf T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b R
Figures on a Landscape (aka Monkey on My Back) T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b R
Go Figure T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b R
Gunslinger T 5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
In Search of Hush Puppies T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b X
Nevermore TR 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Repo Man (aka Power Fingers) T 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a R
Throat Warbler Mangrove T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R
Unknown Soldier T 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Zion Train T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b PG13
Type: Trad, 240 ft, 2 pitches
FA: Bob Gaines and Scott Cosgrove, October 1993.
Page Views: 115 total, 1/month
Shared By: Bob Gaines on Nov 7, 2008
Admins: C Miller, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Description

This route is a variation of Figure On A Lanscape. Start on Figures.

Pitch 1: At the 4th bolt climb staright up (5.10- R) to the 3 bolt hanging belay, then go straight up on steep face (5.10a R) to a bolt, then run it out again up the steep face (5.10a R) up and right to the ramp/crack on Figures. Belay at the big ledge. (medium nuts)

Pitch 2: Move down and left to a bolt, then face climb (5.9) up to a thin crack that leads to the top (5.10b R). There were two fixed pins placed on the first ascent.

Protection

Pro: Thin to 3 inches. Very thin CDs for pitch 2.

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Brad G  
Bring your A game for the crack on pitch two. That shit is scary. I backed off and took the bolted line to the left. Nov 20, 2014
Bob Gaines  
 
On the first ascent we belayed at the 3-bolt hanging belay on Figures,
but the best way to do this section is in one pitch, from the ground all the way up to the big ledge belay on Figures below it's final corner pitch. 70 meter rope recommended.

The last time I saw the late Walt Shipley, he'd just climbed the route. He handed me one of the pitons from the last pitch that he plucked out when he yanked on it! I keep it as a souvenir to remind me of Walt's great spirit and energy. Nov 7, 2008