Trad, 500 ft, 6 pitches,
Avg: 3.8 from 4
FA: McCord, Harrison, Snyder, Cuzco.net
> Northern Arizona
> Oak Creek Canyon
> Insomnia Canyon
Life Without Parole is a magical adventure up the south face of Insomnia spire, those who dream of this route never sleep again.
Climb slabby crack through wide boxes to ledge and bolted belay. Pitch Two
Move belay left 40 ft. 2 bolts.
Look up, yes, you get to climb that. Blast off the off belay ledge, following 3 bolts to the obvious splitter above. Jam your way to the anchor.
Climb magic hands to magic fists to magic offwidth to magic munge to magic anchor.
Awkward thin hands to bolted OW. You are on a tower.
Boulder around to the north side, joining 25 to Life and quest to the summit (5.9+ PG-13).Approach:
Drive out woody mountain road to FS 778 follow this, taking rights at any forks to a primo overlook and campsite on the rim of the West Fork. From here blast down the ridge straight out of the parking lot. Follow this ridge down cutting left when needed. Right above the gully/drainage cut right following ledges right and zigzagging down some steps to continue down the ridge. After about 10 min you will reach an outcropping of magical red rainbow rock. Continue about 200ft and cut right into the far too gnar couloir. Ski down the brown pow avoiding dense vegetation and locus. When you join another drainage continue down another 100 yards and look for an escape ramp to your right. Follow this contouring into the canyon and join a slick rock slab. Head up canyon along the sidewalk cutting up into the veg when the sidewalk ends. Bushwack up to the base. The route starts on the east face.
3 Man Bobsled Record - 26:15
Approach time may vary. Consult the Approach Estimator™ chart below
Approach Estimator™ Chart
Base Time - 26 min - Add 15 min for each box checked*
X - Are you reading this?
X - Are you reading this on the approach?
X - First time doing this approach?
X - Is it dark?
X - Are you lost?
X - Did you forget your headlamp?
X - Did you get a flat tire?
- boxes may be checked multiple times
Deproach - Reverse your steps, take your approach time and double it
CUZ CO© NEW ROUTE GUARANTEE - You will have fun or your money back, oh yeah, that's right, you didn't do anything, you're just climbing. Have Fun.