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Routes in Scorpio Dome
|Andromeda Strain S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a|
|Arcturus T 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a|
|Carter Route T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a|
|Harvey's Crack T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R|
|Herman's Head T,TR 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Lazy Crack T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Orion T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a|
|Scorpio Crack T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b|
|Scorpion Jr. TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Sting, The S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c R|
|Unknown 5.10c T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b|
|Unknown 5.8 T,TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Type:||Trad, 450 ft, 5 pitches, Grade III|
|Page Views:||127 total, 10/month|
|Shared By:||RyanSender on Nov 9, 2016|
|Admins:||Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac|
DescriptionThis is the other really long route at Scorpio Dome. It is to the right of Orion crack and looks intimidating. This crack is much wider and more sustained than Harvey's Crack.
P1. From the base of the crack, take the leftmost crack up to the right at an okay ledge near the top of a block where the crack funnels into one main crack. It is around 100 feet up, 5.9.
P2. Continue up the main crack to a hanging belay. This is around 100 to 120 feet long, 5.9+.
P3. This is the crux pitch at 10a. There is a slight bulge in the crack. At the top is a good belay stance, 80 to 90 feet.
P4. Continue climbing up for about 85 feet reaching a small alcove just shy of the sub-summit. This is a good spot to belay and not lose communication. The rock quality is okay, 5.9+.
P5. This is a tricky pitch. From the alcove, climb up the crack to a small sub-summit about 30 feet up. Then climb up the face to the actual summit. Protection is hard to find.
Go down the north face scramble. *It would be wise to stay tied in, until everyone is safe.