Type: Trad, 270 ft (82 m), 3 pitches, Grade II
FA: Derek Wolfe, Jamie Princo
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Access Issue: Closures and Restrictions Details
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

Approach:
Park at the first or second pullout west of the Garden of Garden of Eden parking area. Hike on slickrock and small washes to a slab with two bolts at the top. This slab is located west of the saddle between the Ham and the summit.

Climb the slab to the two bolts, 20 feet of 5.3. Once at the top, traverse on a grassy ledge east to a easy class 3 crack which takes you to a short class 4 slickrock ramp 100 yards east of the saddle. At the top of the class 4 slickrock ramp, walk on a slickrock ledge west to a crack just below the saddle.

Pitch 1. 15 feet.
From the crack just below the saddle, climb up narrow body crack to the saddle, 5.8+. This is the crux.

Pitch 2. 160 feet.
Belay from the saddle and climb up a slickrock ridge, 5.0-3rd class to a 5.4 crack on the north side of the ridge. At the top of the 5.4 crack, regain the ridge proper to a headwall. Belay from the headwall.

Pitch 3. 90 feet.
From the top of the headwall, move south to a ledge with a large boulder. Belay from the Boulder, and climb up a very sandy unprotected crack, 5.8, to a slickrock ledge. From the ledge, climb the prominent chimney to a large block at the top, 5.6. At the top of pitch 3, it is a short class 3 scramble to the summit.

Descent:
Double 60 M rope rappel to the north from the boulder at the top of pitch 3. Watch the pull as there is a crack that would love to eat a knotted rope. Pull hard left.

The top of the rappel deposits you on the top of class 4 slab.

Location

The route is located just west of the Garden of Eden Parking area.

Protection

Set of cams and nuts. A BD #1 cam protects the 5.8+ crux.

Rappel north from a webbing anchor at the top of pitch 3.

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