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Low Pressure Zone

5.11+, Trad, 120 ft (36 m),  Avg: 2.8 from 4 votes
FA: C Kirk
Arizona > Northern Arizona > Sycamore Canyon > Volunteer Canyo… > S Side > 5. The Iron Wall


Start the same as for The Falconer but move left on face holds to obvious ledge 20 feet up. Clip a bolt and make bouldery moves to next ledge. Reach high to clip another bolt and work through crux stem boulder problem. From here use micro cams and nuts to work into obvious splitter that goes from tips to fingers, hands, to fists and eventually arches left to blocky terrain and the rim. The rock on this route is quite good, but there is a lot of lichen. I scrubbed the crap out of it but it's still in need of a few more cleaning sessions.

Above is original description from FA party recovered via wayback machine.


Just left of The Falconer. 20-30 feet right of the large juniper at the base of the wall.


Doubles-Triples in the small stuff. Medium to micro nuts(offests useful), doubles from .5-4 and a #5. Runner and a couple draws if you got em.

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Trevor Bowman
Flagstaff, AZ
[Hide Comment] A worthy line for sure. Some more traffic will help with the lichen factor in the upper part. I didn't see any option to place a #5, and only placed one #4 and felt well protected. May 23, 2018