Type: Trad, 85 ft
FA: J.Snyder, A.Maryn, J.Hereford, M.Yamamoto, K.Mertz, CuzCo.org
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Shared By: J. Snyder on Oct 6, 2016
Admins: Luke Bertelsen, JJ Schlick, Greg Opland

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Description

Part mythical/magical bouldering beast; Part White Wall tradtastics. The White Narwhal is the unicorn of The Forks, and worth chasing. Be like H.M. and get "tormented by an itch for things remote."

Several sections of the climb are unprotected, the top runout being the most serious. Caution riding a beast with a magical horn.

Location

The White Narwhal climbs the largest red and white streaked prow just left of New Kid on the Block and "that 5.11+". Look for steep seam, sea(able) from The Prow.

Protection

Micro Cams
Slider Nuts
Micro Nuts
Couple of finger sized Cams.
Runners
Rope

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Tamara Hastie
Flagstaff, AZ
Tamara Hastie   Flagstaff, AZ
Send train! Congrats to all of you for sending such a rad line :) Oct 8, 2016
t.schwartz  
 
Great Route! The crux is well protected, be ready to fire in some small gear on the run after the business! Feb 11, 2018
Wow, this is a great addition to the white wall. The description is a little vague regarding the start and the finish, but from the posted photos, it looks like the route starts 20 ft right of Meat Puppet in a micro corner that faces right. An iffy 5.10 move just off the ground leads to a 0.5 C4 next to the bush 15 ft up. The rightward traverse across the slab was the only unprotected part I noticed and the climbing was only 5.9. Instead of topping out the route, I stepped left to the anchor of Raised in a LIon's Den. I think I placed triple cams from grey C3 to red C3, double 0.4-0.5 C4, and no nuts. A couple red sliders were nice after the crux. Except for the start, I recall having gear every few feet and had no regrets going ground up. May 15, 2018
t.schwartz  
 
I started a little further right in a finger crack below a small roof ( a trampled bush hinted it was the start)...good protection throughout if you start from here and stop at Raised in a Lion's Den's anchors. May 15, 2018