Type: Trad, 70 ft (21 m)
FA: Andrew M. and James M.
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Shared By: Andrew McDowell on Nov 20, 2010
Admins: Ky Bishop, Steve Lineberry, Aaron Parlier

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Description Suggest change

This is the arete immediately left of Annie get your guns on the wild west wall in Dillard Canyon. 

Start with a sketchy overhanging tips lieback boulder problem (I slung a small nearby tree at the time of the FA for "pro") to reach jug with a strenuous cam placement in a horizontal (something like a .4 camalot or a .5 camalot - I used a yellow-red hybrid alien) Continue up face just left of arete past 3 bolts to right facing flakes (.75 camalot & .5 camalot) Continue up cool but dirty face to 2 bolt ring anchor at top past one more bolt.

Warning: Climbing at Laurel Knob is extremely dangerous due to long runouts, poor protection, difficult route finding, rappel descents, and other factors. The information in this posting is provided for informational and historical purposes only to aid in understanding roughly where the route has been climbed before. Information provided is approximate, subjective, and based upon sometimes vague memories of recreational climber(s) that may not have been recorded until long after climbing the route. As such, the information is unverified and may be inaccurate, incomplete, and/or misleading. Any person(s) attempting to climb this route or any others does so at their own risk using their own route-finding skills and judgement and shall not rely on any information in this posting. Bolts and fixed anchors left in place on the route were placed so as to protect the first ascent party (often placed from strenuous stances while drilling on lead in traditional style), but it is neither claimed nor implied that such anchors as well as removable protection placement locations are safe or suitable to protect further ascents. It is the responsibility of persons climbing the route to thoroughly inspect bolts/fixed anchors before deciding to use them.

Location Suggest change

On the wild west wall in dillard canyon 50 feet uphill and left of the start of Annie Get your guns.

Protection Suggest change

Fairly well protected for Laurel Knob except for sketchy boulder problem start and a runout on 5.8 terrain after the last bolt. 4 bolts, cams from .4 - .75 camalot sizes or similar- the yellow-red hybrid alien seemed to work really well in the horizontal after the boulder problem start so bring one if you have one but  a .4 or .5 camalot might work there. It is the recommendation of the FA party that a bolt be added to protect the start and/or one to protect the easier runout after the last bolt if needed.