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Routes in Cirque of the Climbables - Right Side

Christmas Present, The T 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c R
Christmas Tree Arete T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Peer Pressure T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Poodle Pot Pie T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Red Crack, The T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Type: Trad, 50 ft
FA: Rob Stahl, Dave Evans, Craig Fry & Tom Burke, January 1990
Page Views: 145 total, 2/month
Shared By: Roger Linfield on May 12, 2011
Admins: C Miller, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Description

This is a steep, strenuous face route with some rounded holds. We found it necessary to use a foothold on the pinyon tree at the base of the climb to get started.

Location

This is near the right end of the Cirque of the Climbables, and is shown on a photo in the 1992 Vogel guide. It follows a rounded arete at the right end of one part of the formation.

Protection

3 bolts and some gear

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D. Evans
Tustin, California
D. Evans   Tustin, California
FA: Rob Stahl, D. Evans, C. Fry, Tom Burke Jan 1990

We also did the start without the tree. I'm glad to hear it's the "easiest 10c in the park!" Maybe it was all the snow on the approach? I've been checking the archive notes and it says "snow covered." Apr 19, 2015
Richard Shore
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Richard Shore  
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Easiest .10c tick in the park. A short overhanging jug-haul with easier jug-hauling above. The obvious 8' tall "Christmas tree" marks the start. Dec 15, 2014