Type: Trad, 100 ft
FA: unknown
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Shared By: Karl K on Nov 12, 2009
Admins: Luke Bertelsen, JJ Schlick, Greg Opland

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Description

One of the best handcrack trainers in Phoenix (albeit a short one).
Start is a splitter that leans slightly right and varies from tight hands to big hands (but often pinches down or changes size quickly - so hand size does not really affect the rating). 40'
Can continue for a 'second' pitch by stepping right from the gully on top to another nice vertical crack. 50'

Location

Right-angling handcrack (mostly vertical). Start off large slanting boulder on the east side between the north & south peaks. (near base of second rappel from the top).
Obvious chimney to its left and a gully to the right.
Its possible to squirm off right after the first 35' or continue up 'second pitch' to Notch area; From Notch, walk to climbers right and down to rappel anchors in the gully (single rope rap).

Protection

trad rack up to a #3 camalot

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Tim Heid
AZ
  5.9-
Tim Heid   AZ
  5.9-
This route would be killer if only it was longer. Great jams all the way up, but it was over too soon. Jan 17, 2010
Tradiban
  5.8
Tradiban  
  5.8
Tricky to step into the crack for the second pitch. Jan 23, 2013
Marylee Harrer
Bozeman, Mt
Marylee Harrer   Bozeman, Mt
The first ascent was by Chauncey (Chuck) Parker in the 70's. I followed him up it soon after. Jan 31, 2014
Anthony Miklas
Phoenix , Arizona
  5.8
Anthony Miklas   Phoenix , Arizona
  5.8
Great route, but wish it was longer. Good hand crack for beginner crack climbers to learn on. Nov 7, 2015