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Type: Trad, 80 ft
FA: unknown
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Shared By: Marcy on Oct 11, 2009
Admins: Greg Opland, Luke Bertelsen, JJ Schlick

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Must Register! Private Property-The Pond, Atlantis and Mine Area Details

Description

Start up a wide-ish crack (grungy) then step left to the nice dihedral on the east face of Entrance Pinnacle; follow it to the top.

Descent: single rope rappel from a standard LDE rappel anchor (2 bolts w/quicklinks and leaver carabiners) on the east side of the tower, north (right) of where the route tops out.

Location

East face of Entrance Pinnacle

Protection

Standard rack to #4 Camalot

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Cody Ferguson
Durango, CO
 
Cody Ferguson   Durango, CO
 
We did a 5.10ish alternative start up the finger crack/face directly below the main dihedral. It protected well. Made the climb a little more interesting. Nov 7, 2011
Marcy
Tempe/Tuscon, AZ
 
Marcy   Tempe/Tuscon, AZ
 
Geir cleaned out the wide crack last w/e, making the route a bit less grungy. Think I've done this thing 4 or 5 times now and each time I enjoy the upper dihedral more and more. Good stuff. Mar 24, 2010
Marcy
Tempe/Tuscon, AZ
 
Marcy   Tempe/Tuscon, AZ
 
The wide crack at the beginning is short and grungy, but protects adequately. A direct start below the dihedral will add an unprotected challenge to those interested. The dihedral has various blocks wedged in the crack. The blocks seemed pretty secure to me and are not very large. That said, they have not yet passed the crowbar test.

The upgraded anchor is a great addition to this tower. Feb 14, 2010
Geir
Tucson, AZ
  5.9
Geir   Tucson, AZ
  5.9
this is a fun climb, but the rock is not great and appears loose in places. a bold first ground-up FA by Marcy for sure! Feb 14, 2010
arjunmh
Phoenix & Prescott, AZ
  5.9-
arjunmh   Phoenix & Prescott, AZ
  5.9-
The wide crack at the bottom is a bit loose and grungy and can be avoided to make this a bit harder and nicer. Could still be a FA, Marcy, as there seem to be many ways to the top of this tower! Any which way, it's a fun climb. Nov 4, 2009