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Compact Physical 

YDS: 5.11c French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 24 British: E4 6a

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 30'
Original:  YDS: 5.11c French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 24 British: E4 6a [details]
FA: Randy Leavitt & Mike Geller, 1985
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Submitted By: Vernon Stiefel on Apr 5, 2003

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This short route is on the west face of the summit block of the Suicide Horn Rock formation. The best approach is to climb the appealing Bighorn Dihedral (5.10b) then scramble up and to the left (4th class).

Although the route is short, the climbing is sustained and technical. The difficulty is contingent on the climber's finger width; the thinner the fingers the easier the grade (perhaps as easy as 5.11a).


This very thin crack with parallel sides is well protected with #00 - #1 TCU's or equivalent Aliens. Small to medium cams are sufficient for an anchor.

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By Randy
Apr 7, 2003
rating: 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c

Crack is nice, but the face (where your feet go) is a bit loose. If it got climbed more, it would clean up ok. Kinda short though.

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