Johnny Hanksville of Mars
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Routes in Viewfinder Towers
|Bensass T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a|
|Dirty Devil Tower- South Side T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13|
|Formation: Castle Ardbeg. Route: The Whiskey Tour T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c A2|
|Johnny Hanksville of Mars T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c|
|Meat Log T 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13|
|Planet X, via the route Problicom Motion 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a A2+|
|Power Chords T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a C1-2|
|Princess Bong T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a A1|
|South Side T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13|
|Strummer 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a A3|
|Type:||Trad, 110 ft, Grade II|
|FA:||James Garrett, June 2010 belayed by John Smart and Sheldon Hatch FFA: Darren Knezek, May 2011|
|Page Views:||1,705 total, 19/month|
|Shared By:||James Garrett on Jun 13, 2010|
|Admins:||Andrew Gram, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq|
DescriptionThis is on the same Viewfinder Tower as Planet X. With so many Viewfinder Towers, it may make sense to categorize them according to Tower names (FA names?) rather than by route names. Climbed during the filming of the movie on a day off.
Start in an alcove on the right side of the North Face. The rock on most of the route seemed to be good quality Moenkopi Sandstone rather than the aforementioned Entrada...but the rotten summit block may very well be Entrada.
Pitch #1: Climb the mangle of disjointed crack systems to a saddle attaining the west arete and follow it to the top and two-bolt belay.
Rappel straight down the face to the ground with one rope.
LocationNorth side of Viewfinder Tower called Planet X. 2 minute approach time form Highway 24.
Look for a belay bolt at the base of the route, placed there because those belaying do not own harnesses. Movie People...go figure!
ProtectionSet of Camalots with doubles #3 to #5.
QDs or long slings for a few bolts. Hangers left on all 1/2" x 3.5" Hilti bolts.
A selection of pitons are recommended. I only had a few angles.
Two bolt belay/rappel established right of Planet X original route on the last really good rock on the ridgeline.