All Locations > Arizona > Northern Arizona > Sycamore Canyon > Volunteer Canyon > North Side > Tralfamadore Wall
Avg: 2.8 from 6 votes
|Type:||Trad, 200 ft, 2 pitches, Grade II|
|FA:||Larry Coats, Dugald Bremner 1976|
|Page Views:||1,304 total · 15/month|
|Shared By:||Larry Coats on Sep 25, 2010|
|Admins:||Greg Opland, Luke Bertelsen, JJ Schlick|
DescriptionAs mentioned in the intro, Tralfamador climbs the obvious orange-stained cracks that lead to the square-cut, right-facing corner/roof in the middle of the North Side crag. Begin by scrambling or rappelling to the broken ledge below the leaning block at the start of the route.
Pitch 1: (5.9+) Easy climbing ascends the leaning block and double corner cracks above. The cracks converge, then difficulty arises as the orange rock appears. A few moves of thin tips crack (originally protected with a piton) lead to a foothold stance with anchor arranged from small to medium pieces, or step left and belay from the wider crack below the roof.
Pitch 2: (5.9+). Need you ask? Step over to the corner below the roof, then undercling to the lip and crank over to the wider crack above. Easier climbing (5.8) leads to the rim.
Note: The entire climb can be done as a single pitch, but requires some clever work with runners to avoid rope drag over the roof section.