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Bird of Prey

5.11b, Trad, 160 ft, 2 pitches,  Avg: 3.5 from 8 votes
FA: Scott Duemler, Mark Geikenjoyner
Arizona > Northern Arizona > Central Mogollo… > West Clear Creek > Middle Section

Description

P1:Past a couple of bolts to a thin, balancey section (10+) to angled ledge then into chimney, which isn't as hard as it looks, past one bolt. Then committ to difficult smearing with nice finger crack (5.11a/b) and perfect rock/pro to a juggy finish. P2: 50 feet of short overhangs and some offwidth (5.10-). Beautiful climbing on P1 crux.

Location

As you are walking through the middle section look to your right for a large (300ft) wall of very nice, angular rock just past a water crossing. BOP is the obvious crack splitting the large wall.

Protection

3 bolts and standard rack plus doubles in .5 and .75

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Sail F at top of p1 and me following up
[Hide Photo] Sail F at top of p1 and me following up
Bird of Prey
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Austin Sobotka
Tucson, AZ
  5.11a
[Hide Comment] A beautiful line, which, in light of its imposing appearance, protects perfectly with gear, and is supplemented with a bolt wherever protection is either non-existent or would be questionable. I did only the first pitch, per the first ascensionist's recommendation, and couldn't imagine the second being even comparable in quality. The existing pictures come far from doing this line justice. Jun 10, 2013