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Apodidae Arete T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Ascent of Man, The T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Bird of Pray T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Bird of Prey. S 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Bushtit T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Carrion Pillar S 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Falco S 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
In the Eyrie of the Beholder T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Manakin Dance S 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Merlin S 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Pink Flamingo, The T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Primary Feathers T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Rapere S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Titmouse S 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Wing's Leading Edge, The T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
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Type: Sport, Alpine, 50 ft
FA: Roy Suggett, Andy Ross and Gene Vallee
Page Views: 383 total · 8/month
Shared By: Roy Suggett on Sep 25, 2014
Admins: Andrew Gram, Nathan Fisher, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq

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Description [Suggest Change]

The old saying "Do Not Judge A Book By Its Cover" very much applies here! We thought this would go much easier... but we were fooled badly. A Merlin is a very small raptor and a master of trickery. The start is a bit spicy (Anaheim) but the ending is a Serrano Pepper for sure! That last set of moves past the last bolt will bring on "Mexican Heart Burn"

Location [Suggest Change]

On the NW side of Kestrel Tower which is mid way through the Flying Raptors Area. Edge top to tower 8 min.s

Protection [Suggest Change]

Four QDs and runners for the anchor on top of Kestrel Tower.

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Roy Suggett  
 
The top of Kestrel Tower was a mess of large blocks which we cleaned...except for that really big one (see photos) that would not budge. There are at least two more lines (see photos on the cover page) to be done on this bit of bird rock. The current anchor is only webbing and bail beaners. Sorry, I was out of chains and quicklinks. This will be replaced with durable hardware. Sep 26, 2014
Roy Suggett  
 
The chain and quick link as well as two more routes were added on 6/20/15. Jun 23, 2015
JMaret
Southern Nevada
  5.10+
JMaret   Southern Nevada
  5.10+
Got on this route early on 7/13/15. According to the summit log we were only the 2nd party to climb it, which is hard to believe. A really fun, short, lead.
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