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YDS: 5.10d French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 21 British: E3 5b R

Type:  Trad, Alpine, 6 pitches, 850', Grade III
Original:  YDS: 5.10d French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 21 British: E3 5b R [details]
FA: Don Bushey and Patrick Clark
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Don Bushey on Sep 27, 2001

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BETA PHOTO: The South face of Arrowhead detailing Bequeathed.

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On the South Face of Arrrowhead, there is a large triangular broken area with a slabby apron at its toe, capped by arching overhangs. Bequeathed begins just to the right of Warhead and aims for the prominent, white, open book. Above the initial difficulties lies surprisingly excellent, moderate crack climbing on stellar rock.

Pitch 1-Begin on the right margin of the apron and trend left crossing several black water streaks- sometimes wet (7s). Gain an obvious, arching overlap on the slab and continue to the base of the steep, open book. 200 ft.

Pitch 2- Execute wild stemming moves with flared thin fingers(10d). Plug in some good gear and continue stemming (10b) until the angle eases and an impasse is reached. Charge up the improbable and steep headwall above (8+s) and belay. A small TCU would be helpful for the initial moves off the ledge.

Pitch 3- Trend left on a ramp system and reach a vertical fist crack. Jam the crack (8) and belay beneath the left of two left-facing dihedrals.

Pitch 4- A long pitch. Climb the pleasant dihedral (7) to a clean slab split by a hand and fist crack. Jam the crack for about 30 ft. (8). Where the corner changes aspect, continue up the right-facing dihedral (8). Stretch the rope to a belay in a broken area. 200 ft.

Pitch 5- Aim up toward the notch on the left skyline and enter a steep handcrack via a bulge (9+). Jam the crack (9) with awesome exposure and belay on a comfortable ledge.

Pitch 6- Enter the V-slot above the belay, sling a pillar, and escape left via a face traverse (8) to reach a right-facing dihedral. Perfect fingers (9) leads to a roof. Turn the roof on the right (9), and follow easier terrain to the top.


Bring a standard rack with a couple small TCUs for the crux.

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Rock Climbing Photo: The final pitch.
The final pitch.
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The crux pitch.

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By patrick
Apr 22, 2011

I'm wondering- has anyone has climbed this? It was named in honor of Andy Donson who, in an act of jaw-dropping generosity, told us about the line and suggested we "have a go".

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