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Routes in Desdemona

Elanor S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
North Face T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Northwest Arete T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Oasis Red T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Tortoise And The Hare, The T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Type: Trad, 100 ft
FA: Bernard Gillett, 2005
Page Views: 82 total, 1/month
Shared By: Rich Kelly on May 8, 2012
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Description

Start on the left end of the west ledge (just left of Oasis Red). Go up easy rock heading for the nice looking slab with a crack running up it. Continue up this crack to where the wall bulges and continue through the bulge (crux, good hands) to awkward moves moving right to gain a stance above the bulge. Move left around the corner to the north face and climb up the easy crack that lies just left of the NW arete to the summit.

Rappel from Elanor's chains.

Protection

Standard rack up to #3 Camalot.

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Dankasaurus
Lyons, CO
 
Dankasaurus   Lyons, CO
 
Small hands make this harder. Jul 26, 2015
Tony B
Around Boulder, CO
  5.9+
Tony B   Around Boulder, CO
  5.9+
Pretty good climbing and gear - not as hard as appearances might suggest. Great as a single pitch. Jun 22, 2014