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Cerro K'Narlé 

YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a

   
Type:  Trad, Alpine, 4 pitches, 500', Grade II
Original:  YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: Wayne Wallace, Fletcher Wilson September 13, 1984
Fixed Hardware: 1 Lead Pin [details]
Season: Summer Fall
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Submitted By: Bruce Morris on Aug 6, 2016

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BETA PHOTO: High-quality 5.9 hand crack on the 3rd pitch of &q...

Description 

Climbs the south-east face of The Sphinx formation through some nice corners cracks and overhangs. "Nice Sierra granite", says Sibylle Hechtel in an old summit registry entry. The route starts with a 3rd class scramble up and right to the base of the Orange Chimney where the real climbing begins. P1 Cross over Orange Chimney, climb 5.10a face with KB for pro, and climb up under arch. P2 45' classic fist crack to horizontal break. P3 Climb face to upper corner. P4 The last pitch goes through a roof at 5.9 and finishes on the Sphinx summit.

Location 

Starts left of the Orange Chimney (5.9) and crosses it to access a series of gorgeous hand cracks that will take you to the summit of The Sphinx.

Protection 

Regular rack


Photos of Cerro K'Narlé Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Sphinx with the "Orange Chimney" (II 5.9...
BETA PHOTO: Sphinx with the "Orange Chimney" (II 5.9...
Rock Climbing Photo: Topo of "Cerro K'narlé" (5.10b) sho...
BETA PHOTO: Topo of "Cerro K'narlé" (5.10b) sho...
Rock Climbing Photo: Fletcher Wilson on the 4th pitch of "Cerro K&...
Fletcher Wilson on the 4th pitch of "Cerro K&...
Rock Climbing Photo: Fletcher Wilson on the classic 5.9 hand crack on t...
Fletcher Wilson on the classic 5.9 hand crack on t...

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