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Resurrection

5.11+, Trad, 115 ft,  Avg: 3.9 from 22 votes
FA: JJ Schlick, Wade Forrest 2009
Arizona > Northern Arizona > Oak Creek Canyon > Waterfall > 3. The Right Wall

Description

A remarkable and varied route that throws a little bit of everything at you. Starts to the right of A Wonderful Life on parallel, vertical seams with a distinct mini arete in between them. Expect bouldery moves right off the deck followed by more hard face climbing until the angle backs off a bit.

​Continue following bolts to a thin crack with jugs on the right. This crack quickly turns to hands and leads you to a small roof. Figure out a way to move right around the roof passing a bolt and some wild moves. Move swiftly passing large slick holds.

At the next break, take a few breaths and stick to the finger crack, using the larger holds on the right for your feet! BIG stemming if you can span it. Enjoy the near perfect finger pods and stemming up the last bit of steep, hard climbing. Turning the top bulge is the last crux of several.

This pitch can now be linked with Aquarius Rising. Still 5.11+ though the AR finish is easier than the standard Resurrection finish.

Location

At the far right side of the Right Wall, look for conspicuous vertical start with bolts.

Protection

The route begins with bolts, and .5 camalot. Small-medium TCUs, a couple of hand sized pieces. A set of medium sized wires. Long draws and runners are very helpful.

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Dan Foster moving into the upper crux section of Resurrection .11+
[Hide Photo] Dan Foster moving into the upper crux section of Resurrection .11+
Keith Beckley dealing with the humidity and Resurrection.
[Hide Photo] Keith Beckley dealing with the humidity and Resurrection.
JJ Schlick on the FA of Resurrection 5.11+.<br>
David Daily and Peter Kohl lend support. 2008.<br>
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[Hide Photo] JJ Schlick on the FA of Resurrection 5.11+. David Daily and Peter Kohl lend support. 2008.
Triple D working his way to the top.
[Hide Photo] Triple D working his way to the top.
David Daily moving into the upper crux.
[Hide Photo] David Daily moving into the upper crux.
Keith dealing with the crux...  The route ends above the overhanging dihedral at the top of the photo.
[Hide Photo] Keith dealing with the crux... The route ends above the overhanging dihedral at the top of the photo.
Peter sizing up the last crux...  A fine send.
[Hide Photo] Peter sizing up the last crux... A fine send.
Peter Kohl making it work!
[Hide Photo] Peter Kohl making it work!
Peter Kohl committing to the steep section of finger pods at the top.
[Hide Photo] Peter Kohl committing to the steep section of finger pods at the top.
Cruising out into the second crux.
[Hide Photo] Cruising out into the second crux.

Comments [Hide ALL Comments]

[Hide Comment] Nice work JJ, must admit that this was more challenging than I had guessed from the ground, hope to get back up there and send soon. Oh yeah, slings and nuts would have been nice to have! Nov 22, 2009
Lisa Montgomery
Golden, CO
 
[Hide Comment] Wow! My favorite pitch at The Waterfall thus far. Vision quest for me for sure, and I agree, felt as though I'd climbed three or four pitches by the anchor. I didn't use anything larger than a red #1 Camalot. Apr 1, 2014