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Desert Mishap 

YDS: 5.10+ French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 20 British: E3 5b R

Type:  Trad, 2 pitches, 240'
Original:  YDS: 5.10+ French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 20 British: E3 5b R [details]
FA: Richard Barrett & Aaron Child
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Light .50 on Mar 9, 2014

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BETA PHOTO: "Desert Mishap" about 1 mile up the cany...


This route is thrilling. The second pitch offwidth will get you heart going. If you like offwidth climbs this is a must do. The second pitch is also the crux pitch.

The first pitch is 5.6 and leads to a two bolt anchor. The second pitch is run-out. About mid-route on the second pitch creativity with protection is a must. This leads to about 50’ of offwidth climbing. Once you gain the top there is another two bolt anchor and a beautiful view of Cottonwood Wash.


The route is located about 1 mile up Cottonwood Wash (UTM 12 S 546965 4325791) on the south side of the canyon wall. The offwidth on the second pitch is pretty obvious.

The route can be rapped from top to bottom with 2 70M cords.


There are two bolt anchors on each pitch. The first pitch requires 1"- 4" pieces. The second pitch requires 2"-4" and three to four 5" pieces.

Photos of Desert Mishap Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Aaron schooling the offwidth section
Aaron schooling the offwidth section
Rock Climbing Photo: A death stone.
A death stone.

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