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Routes in The Sphinx

Bighorn T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Cerro K'Narlé T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
East Ridge T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Great Googley Boogley T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13
Orange Chimney T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Single Pitch Bolt and Pro Route T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
South Face T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Type: Trad, Alpine, 500 ft, 4 pitches, Grade II Fixed Hardware (1)
FA: Wayne Wallace, Fletcher Wilson September 13, 1984
Page Views: 221 total · 12/month
Shared By: Bruce Morris on Aug 6, 2016
Admins: Aron Quiter, Euan Cameron, AWinters, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Description

Climbs the south-east face of The Sphinx formation through some nice corners cracks and overhangs. "Nice Sierra granite", says Sibylle Hechtel in an old summit registry entry. The route starts with a 3rd class scramble up and right to the base of the Orange Chimney where the real climbing begins. P1 Cross over Orange Chimney, climb 5.10a face with KB for pro, and climb up under arch. P2 45' classic fist crack to horizontal break. P3 Climb face to upper corner. P4 The last pitch goes through a roof at 5.9 and finishes on the Sphinx summit.

Location

Starts left of the Orange Chimney (5.9) and crosses it to access a series of gorgeous hand cracks that will take you to the summit of The Sphinx.

Protection

Regular rack

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