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The Red Pillar
Avg: 2.2 from 16 votes
Routes in 8.5 - Red Pillar Area
|Red Pillar, The T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a|
|Type:||Trad, 100 ft|
|FA:||Parks, Griffin 1979|
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|Shared By:||outdooreric on Jun 4, 2009|
|Admins:||Aron Quiter, Lurker, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes|
DescriptionThis route has a 5 star rating in the old guide, but it didn't quite live up to the hype. Some loose and crumbly rock exists in the crack and it ends poorly. The middle of the climb has nice hand jams while the pillar is a fun feature to climb. Overall a route of average quality.
The first crux comes from getting off the ground and a second crux comes from leaving a stance and gaining the hand crack just after the roof traverse. Higher up there is a small crack on the left wall that accepts nuts and smaller cams.