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Routes in Foundry, The

Crawdad, The T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Hashish Corner T 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Jumar of Flesh T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Little Lieback T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Metal Shop T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c PG13
Molten Mettle T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c PG13
Six-Pack Crack T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Son Volt Arete S 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Vaino's Crack T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
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Type: Sport, 40 ft
FA: (TR) Matt Beebe and Dave Mayville, FL: Tom Murphy and Tony Sartin, October 2006
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Shared By: Murf on Nov 4, 2009
Admins: C Miller, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Description [Edit]

Climb a shallow easy crack (1 bolt) to a shelf. Clip another bolt and move directly onto the arete. A series of powerful and technical moves to the next bolt comprise the crux of this route. A few stances help control the pump, topped with a tricky ending. Quite short, but with almost zero approach and easy off anchors the Son Volt Arete has alot to offer.

Location [Edit]

The Foundry is comprised of a number of small formations described in Joshua Tree West. The Son Volt Arete is the line just right of Little Lieback on the Foundry East Face. Start down and right of the large boulder that sits at the base.

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5 Bolts to Chain Anchors


toddgordon Gordon
Joshua Tree, California
toddgordon Gordon   Joshua Tree, California
Years ago, I put in an anchor on this climb, top roped it (hang-dog style), and put in the first bolt on the lead with a hand drill. I intended on finishing the route, but after top roping it and seeing it was too much route for me, I lost interest. Tony and Murf finished bolting it, and sent it. Nov 10, 2009
Nice route. Definitely worth doing. Mar 25, 2015

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