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Routes in West Fork

Eight Ball Tower - Rolling with the Eight Ball T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Engagement T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Into The Wild T 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Into the Void T 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c PG13
Where The Mild Things Are T 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
Where the Wild Things Are T 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Type: Trad, 110 ft
FA: Wilson Cutbirth
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Shared By: shredthered on Jun 25, 2015
Admins: Greg Opland, Luke Bertelsen, JJ Schlick

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Description

A stunning continous finger crack with prime West Fork Real Estate. If you make the hike and manage to find your way threw the jungle you will be rewarded with an incredible all gear route in a location straight out of a children's book.

Location

This is the hard part so listen carefully. Hike about 3 miles back on the west fork trail. If you want to count creek crossings it's 11 crossing before you leave the main trail. After about 3 miles and just before the 11th crossing the aid route Equinox will be on the left(east) side of the canyon just before the river takes a big bend to the right(west). Equinox is very recognizable, the upper pitches are inside a huge chimney that if you are looking you can't miss, it's beautiful. After you make your 11th crossing you will arrive at little sandy beach on the inside of the bend in the river you will be able to look up at equinox to the east and to the south on the same side of the creek there is a big glassy beautiful wall. Cross the river right here once more and head up into the jungle away from the creek towards this wall. Look carefully for the little steep game trail to get you out of the creek bed. Once out of the creek bed head to the west following the path of least resistance threw the jungle. your objective is to hike around to the west face of the big glassy wall. use your path finding skills, there is a game trail leading threw a pass in the ridge close to the wall. Once on the west side follow the base of the cliff until you see the the lightning bolt crack splitting the perfect rock, just after the big cave.

Protection

1or2 00 c3 (double em)
1or2 0 c3
3 #1 c3
4 .3 c4
1or2 .4 c4
1 orange metolius c3 at the begining
1 .5 c4
2 .75 c4
1 #2 c4 optional
1 #3 c4
1 black or red dmm offset

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Casey Niggemyer
Flagstaff, Arizona
 
Casey Niggemyer   Flagstaff, Arizona
 
In my opinion this pitch is comparable in quality to many of the northern arizona classic crack lines, such as the terminator, the hanging judge, or synethesia. A must do for any local crack addict! Jun 26, 2015
Kevin Kent
Flagstaff, AZ
 
Kevin Kent   Flagstaff, AZ
 
5 star mega classic! I'm going to go a step further than Casey and say this is the best crack I've climbed in Arizona.
It's like Ultimate Finger Crack but harder and better! Go do it ASAP!
Congrats to Wilson for the find and the FA! Jun 28, 2015

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