Type: Trad, 460 ft (139 m), 3 pitches, Grade II
FA: Adam Huxley and Chuck Fitch
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Shared By: C Fitch on Aug 23, 2018
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC

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Description

Pitch 1. 5.8. Start at the lowest point of the rock. Find a high first bolt, follow bolts up then right to a hand crack, then follow the hand crack about 30 feet to another bolt that leads out and right to a ledge by a bush, 170 feet, 8 bolts, a light rack, 2 bolt anchor.

Pitch 2. 5.8. You will want long runners on everything for this pitch. Climb the face past a bolt and into a corner that goes sharply to the right when the corner turns find a bolt on the upper face. Step up to the higher corner and continue to the right. At the next bolt pull up into an alcove, you can belay here with 1 bolt and gear or traverse about 30 feet left to an anchor, 160 feet, 5 bolts, a light rack, 2 bolt anchor.

Pitch 3. 5.7. Climb the face and corner to a ledge on the left at the top of the formation, 130 feet, 3 bolts, a light rack, 2 bolt anchor.

From the top, you are about 200 feet from the start of Anasazi Arete, or rappel the 3rd pitch with double ropes, pitch 2 90 feet, pitch 1 110 feet into a gully.

Location

This climbs the center of the large rock immediately to the left of the Upper Smoking Section.

Protection

Quickdraws, cams small to an optional 3, and long runners! (for pitch 2).

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