All Locations > Arizona > Northern Arizona > Sedona Area > Sedona > Twin Butte > West Twin Butte > Genetic Wall
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|Type:||Trad, 70 ft|
|FA:||Derek Field (Jan 2017)|
|Page Views:||231 total · 21/month|
|Shared By:||Derek Field on Feb 27, 2017|
|Admins:||Greg Opland, Luke Bertelsen, JJ Schlick|
DescriptionStock up on 5" cams to defeat this mutant on the Genetic Wall. It's a staircase offwidth perched nicely above Sedona-ville. Sun-drenched from mid-morning onward.
The route starts with a couple bomber fist jams to get to the first ledge, then it opens to 5" (and slightly wider in spots) and stays that way until the chains. Solid arm-barring supplemented by oodles of face holds on the left wall... good ol blue-collar fun! Peer into the crack periodically and notice that it extends exceptionally deep into the rock formation, like some kind of eerie corridor. The pitch ends at a two-bolt chain anchor below an ugly roof.
LocationThis striking wide crack is found in the drainage just below Devils Thumb, on the far southern end of Genetic Wall. It starts at a large tree on the main ledge system halfway up the wall. From the two sport routes (Genetic Continuity and Genetic Drift), scramble to the right around the corner, up the gully a short ways until you see this thing. Very obvious wide crack.
Good to belay from the big tree because there's about 15-20 feet of 4th-class choss-tossing to get into the crack itself.