Sun & Steel
Avg: 3.2 from 18 votes
|Type:||Trad, Alpine, 400 ft, 4 pitches|
|FA:||PC Crew 2008|
|Page Views:||3,820 total · 67/month|
|Shared By:||Craig Martin on Jun 13, 2013|
|Admins:||Andrew Gram, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq|
LocationThis route is located on the right side of the Iron Hayden Wall, just left of an obvious crack system (Where Vultures Dare). Look for a line of yellow bolt hangers.
DescriptionThis is an exciting route on good rock with a cool position.
Sunlight, falling on your steel,
Death in life is your ideal,
Life is like a wheel - rolling on and on!
Sun & Steel, Iron Maiden
Pitch 1: Start just left of the obvious crack of Where Vultures Dare below an obvious bolt line w/yellow hangers and just right of a large roof 30 up. Pull a devious crux and climb past 7 bolts (pumpy) until a thin crack comes into play. Follow the crack to a 3 bolt anchor on a marginal stance. 5.10c, 100.
Pitch 2: Climb to the left off the anchor and follow bolts on a nicely exposed arête to a ledge (The Vultures Nest) with a 3 bolt belay. 5.9, 100.
Pitch 3: Climb up the steep, wide crack to the left of the anchor. Make an exposed move out of the crack to the left below a roof. Pull past the roof on its left side and follow bolts and gear placements up a steep face. Belay on a blocky ledge from a 2 bolt anchor. An intimidating pitch. 5.10d, 100.
Pitch 3 Variation: Beer Mule.
Pitch 4: Begin 10 left of the anchor at a bolt and climb up passing more bolts on a steep face heading for the right side of a large roof. Pass the roof and perform several insecure layback/sidepull moves up to a ledge . Belay from 2 bolts. 5.11b/c, 90.