Type: Sport, 40 ft (12 m)
FA: Tim Campbell, Mike Russo, Serra Barron (FFA), Cory Lindskov - Jan ‘22 //EQP: Mike Russo
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Shared By: Michael Russo on Jan 9, 2022
Admins: adrian montaño, Greg Opland, Brian Boyd, JJ Schlick, Kemper Brightman, Luke Bertelsen

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If Steve's Arete is the impeccable jaw line to this beautiful head of stone on Mt Lemmon, then you're in luck because now you can climb the face!

While it might look like a shoddy squeeze-job to the critics, those who decide to rope in and give it a short whirl will undoubtedly be pleasantly surprised.  

This short but stout line ascends the independent line up the left side of the east face of the pinnacle, requiring climbers to commit to jugs, slopers, and a series of familiar and positional Lemmon crimps to reach the anchors. While you may be tempted by your old comforts of the arete, be warned; your craving for familiar security will only lead you astray. 

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East face of the Hunchback on the obvious line straight up the face to the left of Green Ripper

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5 bolts with two various starts. Either do the typical ledge traverse to start or do the direct start onto the ledge. Finish on the anchors of Steve's Arete or Green Ripper (FA done on Green Ripper).