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Questa Flatiron Original Route T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Tell Your Feet Heads Up T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Type: Trad, 210 ft, 2 pitches
FA: Jason Halladay, Hagen Telg, Walt Whetham, Allison Fritz. July 2013.
Page Views: 484 total, 10/month
Shared By: Jason Halladay on Oct 8, 2013
Admins: Mike Howard, Aaron Hobson, Jason Halladay, Anthony Stout, LeeAB Brinckerhoff, Marta Reece, Drew Chojnowski

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Description

Tell Your Feet Heads Up is a second pitch variation to the Questa Flatiron Original Route involving some thin but well protected slab and face climbing straight up the middle of the super clean face of the flatiron.

Climb the first pitch of the Questa Flatiron Original Route and start up the second pitch of that route. But instead of veering right into the wide crack/trough, continue straight up the middle of the face on some clean slab and face climbing. After three bolts of thin climbing you’ll reach a small but positive ledge of sorts. Move up and right on this tiny ledge through a bit of a runout. If you've had enough already, you can keep going right on this tiny ledge to escape to the arete. But you should keep going up the slab for the upcoming amazing pockets.

From this small ledge, clip another bolt, smear your feet and punch it to the amazing I-Can’t-Believe-This-Pocket-Is-Right-Here-In-The-Middle-Of-This-Smooth-Face pocket. Pull up on this pocket and get the only gear on the pitch--a purple link cam or .4 camalot in a sweet slotted pocket. Make a couple more moves to another tiny ledge and one more bolt. Clip the bolt and go straight up for a few bonus moves of slab climbing or bail out right to the awesome chickenheads and the summit.

Protection

60m rope, 9 quickdraws/slings and a purple link cam or .4 camalot.

Descent

One 50’ rappel off the summit to the gully behind the flatiron and then scramble/hike back down to the talus approach slope.

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