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8 Nikkis Tall T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Bat Wings S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Cheep and Juicy T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Musical Skinheads T,S 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Pazuzu T 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a PG13
Sombrero De Droga T 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Sucky the Cow S 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
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Type: Trad, 55 ft
FA: J.Snyder
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Shared By: J. Snyder on Mar 17, 2014
Admins: Luke Bertelsen, JJ Schlick, Greg Opland

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Access Issue: Portions of Mt. Elden are closed for Forest Thinning Details


Pazuzu is a beautiful, technical and thin pitch that climbs with a little bit of spice. Named after the demon of wind and drought, this one might leave you with a thirst for more.

An easy enough start leads up to a stance. From the stance reach out and blind place crux gear. Take precautions to place this gear correctly...

From stance, transfer into and underneath the cruxy headwall. Move through the steep and technical boulder problem to a leaning stance and eventually into the mantle.


Head into Middle Elden and take trails to obvious orange buttress. Pazuzu starts on a ramping dihedral and heads up towards orange and white headwall.


Gear used:
.5 C4
.75 C4
#3 C4
#2 BD Stopper
Camp Slider Nut #2
#000 C3

2 Bolt anchor after mantle


J. Snyder
Flagstaff, Arizona
J. Snyder   Flagstaff, Arizona
Some media-spray from the FA of Pazuzu Mar 17, 2014

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