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Type: Trad, 120 ft, 2 pitches
FA: 1994, Patrick and Mary Purcell
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Shared By: Jim Lawyer on Jun 6, 2016
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Description

This was a long-forgotten route, and is a gem, rediscovered in the 2008 guidebook. It's a good introduction to hard slab climbing.

Climb up past horizontals to a face. Two bolts protect the face (crux, 5.10a) which leads to a horizontal break in the slab. Move right to a fixed anchor (optional belay here). Move up past a bolt and horizontal crack (crux, 5.10b) to a fixed anchor at the top.

Rappel with two ropes (or a single 80m rope).

Location

In the middle of the slab, about 20' right of a satellite dish-like scoop 3' up. There are 2 protection bolts 70' up.

Protection

Nothing large; standard rack up to #1 Camalot.

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perrotr Perrot   Telluride
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A 70 meter rope will get you to the ground from the top anchors. Sweet moves past the older first anchor. Aug 3, 2016

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