Type: Trad, Alpine, 1000 ft (303 m), 9 pitches, Grade V
FA: fa Reed Dowdle & partner ffa J. Griffin Erin Wilson
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Shared By: Justin Griffin on Aug 2, 2014
Admins: Eric Bluemn, Mike Engle

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Access Issue: Please use WAG bags for human waste and pack it out! See request from the Wilderness Ranger in the Sawtooths. Details


an incredible route, with lots of sustained climbing. first pitch is spicy first thing in the morning, but all there. traverse right into the corner at the top of pitch 2. 3 incredible pitches of 11 in a row brings you to the crux. tech 9 fingers and slab traverse*** both climbers should be fairly solid at the grade to attempt the crux, due to the traversing nature and sporty gear. otherwise there's a 5.10 option to the left that avoids piches 6 and 7, which is still an incredible route and lowers the grade to 11+/12-.. the 8th pitch is truly awesome , steep left leaning hands under a roof. this route's badass! if you're looking to work the crux you can run up the mtnrs route for 3 pitches and then take the right traversing hand crack at the base of the large diamond, kinda loose but moderate.. then rappel into crux, takes some kajankery to set a rope on, but doable..


start on Chasing the Dragon (100' left of mtnrs route)


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