Type: Trad, 180 ft
FA: P1: SG, RR '77/P2: RR, HN '80
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Shared By: Andy Bennett on Jan 19, 2019
Admins: Greg Opland, Luke Bertelsen, JJ Schlick

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Description

Another Lemmon test piece. If you enjoyed Dragoon grooves like the first pitch of Be All End All or the second pitch of Sound of One Hand Thrashing, then you will probably love this route. Established as a two pitch climb, modern ropes and hardware now make this better done as one epic pitch. Balancey face and "crack" climbing off the ground launches you onto run-out, bolt and gear protected face. Once you reach the third bolt (old anchor with new bolt), prepare yourself: things are about to get groovy! Worm your way up the burly, unforgiving groove above using just about every trick in your bag. Finish in the large chimney and belay from a solid pinyon pine at the top. Before entering the chimney, I used an orange Metolius in a horizontal on the right face to keep the rope from getting stuck in a notch at the top of the groove.

Location

Find the odd-looking "crack" system ~30' right of the start of Desire. The groove is obvious far above.

Protection

Doubles in Blue Metolius through #3 Camalot, 1x #4, optional #5, 1x purple Metolius, stoppers

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