Type: TR, 50 ft (15 m)
FA: unknown
Page Views: 617 total · 13/month
Shared By: Ken Hull on Nov 18, 2019
Admins: Justin Johnsen, SCPC, SWPACC, EPAC

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Like The Shield, this route’s namesake is due to a little feature in the rock. This one looks like an image found by author Erich von Däniken for his infamous book/movie Chariots of the Gods. If von Däniken were a climber and stumbled on this little “guy” back in the ‘60s, it would now be world famous and probably have “worshipers” coming to Donation to “bathe” in its “energy”. Ha! 

Well thank goodness von Däniken didn't find it but you can! “Worshiping” can be made by a solid send of this short but challenging route. Be sure to engage the alien. “His” little sloping forehead only offers a tiny side-pull crimp but it’s necessary to make the send official.

Location Suggest change

Right side of the left wall. Look for alien head in the rock.

Protection Suggest change

For this route is best to use a set of anchors and chains on top and on the side of a large block. Located between Camel anchors and Shark's Fin anchors.