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Routes in Hydrotube Area
|Type:||Sport, 165 ft|
|FA:||Bill Soule, 2010|
|Page Views:||197 total, 3/month|
|Shared By:||j-dubs on Jul 8, 2012|
|Admins:||Nate Ball, Micah Klesick|
DescriptionThis is a newer route that is not in the Orton guidebook.
Climb up through underclings and smeary feet to a balancy crux around the third bolt. After a small bulge, the route moves up and left, following a vast slab for another 100+ feet. The slab features much easier climbing than the start but offers plenty of opportunities to blow it. When the angle kicks back even more, belay from a pair of old bolts (these are also the top anchors for Apache Acid) or scramble about 30 feet higher and belay from a pair of glue-ins. It took almost all of a 70m rope to reach the glue-ins, so I'm not sure whether you could go that far on a 60m.
A new intermediate anchor has been added, providing the option of climbing the steeper bottom section and skipping about half of the slab.
LocationStart left of Acne Problem below a wall of downward-facing flakes.
To descend, walk off by scrambling up and right until you reach the trail near the summit of Flagstone.