Type: Trad, 65 ft
FA: unknown
Page Views: 898 total · 11/month
Shared By: Josh Knapp on Jun 10, 2012
Admins: Burton Lindquist, Doug Hemken, James Schroeder, chris tregge

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Description

Start in corner just left of Chicago. Climb through crux to easier terrain mid-route. Enter fun chimney using chock-stones along the way for handholds and protection. An overlooked but enjoyable route. 2.5 stars.

Protection

Medium cams low. Small cams and slings high

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Sean Peter   IL
Was setting up a TR on 5/28/18 and placed a purple c4 in a crack at the top. Looked in the crack to adjust the placement and saw eyes and a flickering tounge looking back up at me. Then the body in the bottom of the crack. Clearly a timber rattlesnake. Slithered away out the bottom of the crack somewhere. Then I was walking down the path 5 min later and almost stepped on it crossing the path! Talked to someone on Upper D about 10 min later and they backed off the top of that climb because they saw a snake in a crack up high on that one. Not sure if the 95 degree heat was bringing them out! Jun 11, 2018
JJ Schlick
Flagstaff, AZ
JJ Schlick   Flagstaff, AZ  
95 degrees seems to be the magic number down here in Flagstaff. The only times I see rattlesnakes in the high country is at that temperature or above. They cannot survive body temperatures above 105 degrees for very long. On hot days they have to risk exposure if their favorite spot gets too hot. In my experience they seem to be more aggressive at these times as well. Jun 11, 2018