Type: Trad, 109 ft (33 m), Grade II
FA: Wolfe, Montoya
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Shared By: Furthermore on May 15, 2018
Admins: Andrew Gram, Perin Blanchard, GRK, D Crane

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This obscure butte/tower is between Tomsich Butte and Square Top on the east side of the Reds Canyon road (Park in a wash off the Reds Canyon road at 38.74205, -110.94416). Yellow Cake comes from the abundance of uranium mining in the area. The rock quality on this pitch is excellent and clean (kind of rare for the area) except for 8 feet of soft rock near the top. Expect a steep ~45 minute approach.

The route begins on the northwest corner of the formation and is obvious. Climb the splitter to a small ledge (5.9 with optional belay if short on cams). Be careful there is some loose rock on this small ledge. Continue up the crack to the top which has a tricky mantle with soft rock. Finding anchors on the top tricky due to the poor quality of the rock.

Walk 100 feet east from the summit to a bolted rappel anchor and rappel south 70' to the ground.

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The summit of Yellow Cake is located at 38.7320, -110.9417

Protection Suggest change

BD C4 1X #0.4-0.75, 2X #3-4, 3-4X #1-2.

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