All Locations > Arizona > Northern Arizona > Sycamore Canyon > Volunteer Canyon > N Side > 3. The Middle Ages
Avg: 4 from 1 vote
|Type:||Trad, 190 ft|
|FA:||Joel Unema, 2018|
|Page Views:||425 total · 27/month|
|Shared By:||Joel Unema on Jun 3, 2018|
|Admins:||Greg Opland, Luke Bertelsen, JJ Schlick|
A long and unique basalt climb. It is kind of a direct version of Edge of an Age. Starts with Edge of an age P1 and follows same line past the first 2 bolts. At this point Edge of an age splits right, and STT goes left. Step across into a stance at the base of a small left facing dihedral and climb to good holds on a flake feature. Move up into a low-angle dihedral with an undercling rail feature. From here, climb towards and through a hanging dihedral with gymnastic movement to a smooth face with small features. The smooth face ends in a hand jam pod and meets up with Edge of an Age to climb the last 80' of that climb's beautiful finger crack on arete.
FA done without clipping any bolts. The protection on this line can be sparse and difficult to place, and some placements are unreliable. Bring cams from 00C3 to #2 C4, up to 4 0C3 size, 4 1C3 Size, and triples of 0.3 and 0.4. Double 0.5 and single 0.75, #1, #2 C4. 2 sets of offset RP's, a set of square RP's, and a set of regular nuts.