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YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a

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Original:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
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Submitted By: markguycan on Apr 16, 2006

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P2 of Closer


Great route of four continuous pitches. Lots of solid gear as often as you want and fun technical climbing (face, stemming, semi-chimning, crack, etc.) About 350' and the ratings are 5.6, 5.8, 5.9, 5.6


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By Lindajft Jft
From: maricopa, AZ
Mar 15, 2007
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13

Nice route. Alot of lime and algae from weather, not a problem tho'. Takes gear well everywhere. Just South of the Gulley. Love Iso!!!
By Tyler Williams
From: Flagstaff, AZ
Apr 19, 2010
rating: 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

a little dirty and a little loose feeling (compared to some other routes at iso), but the climbing was fun and the top chimney has an awesome position/exposure.
By arjunmh
From: Phoenix & Prescott, AZ
Apr 26, 2010
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

Top chimney upped it to 3 stars for me, 'twas a sweet end.
By Jimbo
Aug 24, 2010

Old slings at the rap stations. Dudes that's so 20th century.
Tell you what, when and if you guys publish a guide for this area EFR and I will come over and put in some raps stations with biners and quick links. Which of course is what you guys should be doing anyway.
Iso is a great place to climb lets not clutter it up with loads of old tat!! What are we in England??
By roman d
From: Pasadena, CA
Aug 24, 2010
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

Rock Climbing Photo: tat

The anchor on top of P3
By Tim Heid
From: AZ
May 18, 2012

As far as I could tell from the anchors on top of Further, the exact same webbing in Roman's picture from 2010 is still on the anchors for Closer...yikes.
By Adam-phx-trad
From: Phoenix, AZ
Apr 7, 2014

did this route yesterday great fun on the last 3 pitches.
in the guide book it says there is a fourth pitch by rapping down from the pine at the ledge. personally i would skip this pitch its really loose since im guessing it doesn't see much traffic. i spent some time cleaning it on the rappel. it is maybe a 5.6 and fairly easy climbing but very loose. just do the 3 pitches form the ledge for the most fun.

New anchors on top of every pitch 2 bolt or cold shuts.
By bio
From: mesa, az
Apr 17, 2015

A decent route, a bit dirty by iso standards but fun enough.
By David Deville
From: Flagstaff, Arizona
Apr 16, 2017
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

The final pitch listed at 5.6 is actually way right of the anchors on top of the big ledge. If you look at the topo in the guidebook, the 5.6 pitch looks like it should be the second pitch of Further, but it's actually the original last pitch of closer. Going up the obvious finger crack (listed as a 5.9 variation for the last pitch) has a spot in a bulge that is really hard for the grade by ISO standards (much harder than anything else on the route IMO) and has bad fall potential/tiny gear in the crux (I only had a purple c3 between me and broken ankles- spooky). The first two pitches off the approach ledge protect really well at their cruxes.

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