Type: Trad, Aid, 110 ft, Grade II
FA: Ben Kiessel Jan. 14, 2012
Page Views: 194 total · 2/month
Shared By: Ben Kiessel on Jan 18, 2012
Admins: slim, Andrew Gram, Nathan Fisher, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq

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Access Issue: RAIN, WET ROCK and RAPTOR CLOSURES: The sandstone around Moab is fragile and is very easily damaged when it is wet. Also please ask and be aware of Raptor Closures in areas such as CAT WALL and RESERVOIR WALL in Indian Creek Details

Description

Climb a crack up and right through some rotten sections of rock until it runs out. Place a thin pin or two. Clip a bolt and free out of your aiders 8' to the summit!

Anchor bolts are ten feet east of the top out because the rock at the top out was hollow.

Location

Finish Line is a fin located West of Red Rocket Tower. The route, 'If You Ain't First, You're Last' starts in the chimney between the rim wall and the tower. Scramble (easy 5th class in some spots) behind the tower from the west side to the highpoint of the rubble. The route starts on the high point of the rubble.

Protection

Double or triple set from #2 camalot down to blue alien, stoppers, I placed a #3 pecker and a blade up top but now that there is a bolt it might not be nessesary.
One 70 meter rope. (a 60 meter might work)

Photos

Paul S
Fruita, CO
Paul S   Fruita, CO
After desperately top stepping and still being a foot short from reaching the bolt, a loose block ripped out revealing a good #3 placement letting this go clean easily. The middle section of this climb is spooky with hollow rock for about 20’. Feb 4, 2018