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Routes in Mean Mistreater Wall

Beautiful Flyaway T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b R
Crab Corner T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Crab Legs T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Crab Salad T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Dr. Crusher S 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Easy Slider T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b R
Feelin' Fertile S 5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b PG13
German American Club S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Grace Slick S,TR 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
International Inquirer T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Irrational Inquirer T 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a R
Jr. Gripper S 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Loonatic Fringe S 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Mean Mistreater T,S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Pegasus T 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Rich and Dave Route T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Sixy Lady S,TR 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Steppin in the Slide Zone T 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c R
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Type: Trad, 120 ft
FA: John Steiger, Ray Ringle, March 16, 1983
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Shared By: John Steiger on Sep 20, 2010
Admins: Luke Bertelsen, JJ Schlick, Greg Opland

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Mt. Lemmon in the early 1980s was full of potential for new routes. For the most part, the ethic for first ascents was still from the ground up, but somewhat newly invented Fire rubber, RPs, and friends -- and a willingness to fall, sometimes a long way -- allowed us to be a little more aggressive than in years past. The epitome of climbing, for a number of us locals of that era, was launching up a virgin face broken by incipient weaknesses, with little idea of the outcome, but faith that sooner or later some pro would appear -- and if not, at least some feature to drill from. Pegasus, for me, was one of those climbs; it's perhaps my favorite FA at Windy Point. And, yeah, I guess RR and I got carried away with the name.

From the belay ledge, trend left and up to the right end of a small roof, climb past two bolts, and gain a short finger crack above a bulge. Superb and imaginative climbing clears the crack and gains easier, but spicy, face climbing that leads more or less directly to the top. There's a great picture of Harrison Decker on the crux of Pegasus in Climbing No. 91 (taken by John Sherman, who did the 2nd ascent).

I'm told that you can link up Feelin' Fertile with Pegasus for an uberpitch of classic Lemmon face. I'm talking trad, the real stuff, not like the weanie sport routes that now (2017) pollute the face. ;)


Pegasus climbs the steep face to the right of the 2nd pitch of Mean Mistreater, and to the left of the wide crack on Face It. Approach by third classing up ledges to an adequate belay ledge (gear) down and right of the longish belay ledge atop the first pitch of Mean Mistreater.


Two sets RPs, stoppers, double set of cams to 1.5 inches.


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Tucson, AZ
Geir   Tucson, AZ
john- thanks for adding all these neat climbs to the database. it's very interesting to read the history behind some of these routes! can't wait to try them. Sep 21, 2010
Andrew R
Andrew R   Arizony
Anyone know the condition of the bolts on this puppy? Jul 5, 2018
1Eric Rhicard
1Eric Rhicard   Tucson
Haven't been on it lately but pretty sure I replaced them years ago. Nothing I would worry about. Having replaced dozens of bolts if not hundreds unless it is a Leeper hanger or 1/4 inch I would not be too. concerned. the crux as Irecall is protected with good stoppers. Jul 6, 2018

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