Type: Sport, 90 ft (27 m)
FA: Jonathan Siegrist
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Shared By: Jonathan Siegrist on Mar 25, 2014
Admins: Greg Opland, Brian Boyd, JJ Schlick, Kemper Brightman, Luke Bertelsen

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A little taste of Southern France. Rock quality and features that are reminiscent of the Verdon Gorge... right here in the Arizona strip.

Start by doing the (right option) first pitch of Vesper. From the comfy belay ledge, take off and mind the gap, following the line of bolts right of Vesper. Some fun, relatively mellow intro climbing leads to a very tricky low angle crux moving left and then up to a line of pockets and then back reaching right to a left facing flake. Take a breather. Either extend this clip and make the clip from below or wait until you're at the flake and reach left.

The next 3 bolts are the business. Sustained, technical and engaging - sloping pockets, interesting edges and smeary footwork eventually connect you with the second to last bolt on Vesper - finish as you would for Vesper. Some newer beta moves left sooner than it was originally done. 

An outstanding and demanding pitch. A true gem!

Location Suggest change

To the right of Vesper on the same stunning wall.

Protection Suggest change

10 bolts. Bring a long runner for the first couple bolts off the belay or back clean them as you climb past.