Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
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|Type:||Trad, 115 ft|
|FA:||Tom Smith, Krista Smith, Larry Von Wald, 1984|
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|Shared By:||David J. Jefferson on Apr 4, 2015|
|Admins:||Aron Quiter, Lurker, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes|
Dirt road winter closures Details
Eldorado National Forest closes dirt roads during wet conditions between November and May. The main office number 530-622-5061 might help you get current conditions, which aren't always updated on the website. fs.usda.gov/detail/eldorado… When the road is closed, simply park on a pullout of Wrights Lake Road and walk the extra mile.
DescriptionStart on the slab south face of the Phantom Wall. Pull onto the slab and make delicate face moves with slopey knobs for feet and long reaches. Clip two bolts before making a long reach left to gain the thin, tips crack. Note that there are two bolts right next to each other at the second bolt - a buttonhead and a newer 3/8". Avoid clipping the third bolt - this will lead to rope drag up higher (the third bolt is for the adjacent face route Eraserhead (5.11c).
Climb the tips crack as it gradually gives good locks, and knobs appear for alternative holds. Once this crack peters out, place a piece and make a face traverse left to gain the fist crack. Follow this left crack to the top and finish by pulling a small roof.
There is an older two bolt anchor on top of the formation, but no rap rings. Descend by bushwhacking down a steep gully to climber's right.
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