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Southwest Traverse 

East Face/Anomaly 

YDS: 5.0 French: 2- Ewbanks: 4 UIAA: I ZA: 6 British: MM 1c

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch
Original:  YDS: 5.0 French: 2- Ewbanks: 4 UIAA: I ZA: 6 British: MM 1c [details]
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Submitted By: Guy H. on Dec 9, 2001

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  • Description 

    This "F3" east face route is about 200 feet long. Since there is really no good pro on the entire face, it is best to leave the rope behind on this one. Pick a line and head up. The lichen and moss on this route can be avoided, and the rock is generally sound in nature. This rock makes a good scrambling finish to the Royal Arch trail. Descent: Walk off to the south.


    Chalk bag.

    Photos of East Face/Anomaly Slideshow Add Photo
    Rock Climbing Photo: Phil on the Anomaly.
    Phil on the Anomaly.
    Rock Climbing Photo: At the base of the anomaly. It is quite licheny. T...
    BETA PHOTO: At the base of the anomaly. It is quite licheny. T...

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    By shad O'Neel
    May 1, 2003

    The mid section of this rock has the most features and least moss. About half way up there is a wild dike that gives you some solid holds. A good approach route is from the end of Columbine St. Then head up towards Woods Quarry and scramble up the Regency first. Afterwards climb the Amoeboid, then finish with the grand traverse of Royal Arch.
    By Julius Beres
    From: Boulder, CO
    Jun 22, 2009
    rating: 5.1 2 6 II 7 MD 2a

    I did this along with Amoeboid and The Royal Arch.... This one was the least pleasant. Perhaps the climbing wasn't any harder than 5.0, but there was so much moss and lichen on the rock.

    If you do this, definitely continue on Amoeboid. The hike down the south side is a bit of a bushwack, so you may as well do both....
    By Mark E Dixon
    From: Sprezzatura, Someday
    Apr 5, 2015

    We headed too far uphill from the Royal Arch and wandered around in the snow looking for the Anomaly. If anything, the base of this feature is a little lower on the hillside than the top of the Royal Arch and is mostly just a traverse south.

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