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Fox Trot 

YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: E1 5a

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 165'
Original:  YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: Mike Head and company
Season: Fall thru Spring
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Submitted By: Anonymous Climber on Oct 15, 2007

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Some areas require a guide.


Upon walking up to Fox Tower, about 96% of climbers will be saying "what route goes up those really cool hueco-monkey-bars?" That would be this route. Start just below and left of the huecos at a cleft, climb up and right out of the cleft to a pretty high first bolt (30'), then just follow the bolts up to the anchor. Crux is like the last bolt and crack (bring a large stopper) where the big buckets you've been swinging from disappear and you have to edge your way up the finish. Really nice route!


Center-right of Fox Tower. Look for lotsa huecos.


7 bolts, bring a couple of large stoppers for the keyhole placement between the last bolt and the anchor. Two ropes required for the 165' rap.

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Rock Climbing Photo: No gear needed on this pitch!
No gear needed on this pitch!
Rock Climbing Photo: Greg at mid height.
Greg at mid height.
Rock Climbing Photo: Kimberly, resting above the steep huecos that made...
Kimberly, resting above the steep huecos that made...
Rock Climbing Photo: Greg on the sweet holes of Fox Trot
Greg on the sweet holes of Fox Trot

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By Russ Walling
Oct 16, 2007

This is like a slightly harder version of Malice in Bucketland. Great huecos and nice pulls. Put it on your list.
By susan peplow
From: Joshua Tree
Oct 17, 2007

Nice climbing with a surprise finish at the end. The supplemental stopper certainly isn't required but was welcomed when I headed for the anchor. The route forces you to make the last move to hit the anchors. No low clipping alternative.

Good, clean, fun.
By Ken Trout
From: Golden, CO
Feb 7, 2009
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a

After trying to back up the bolts here's what I found:
1. #4 steel went deep in the crack approaching bolt #1
2. tight, upward slotted, blue alien to back up #4 bolt
3. black (smallest) alien & steel nut all on two shoulder length slings between #6 and #7 (crux)
4. small to med wires, yellow alien, .75 Camalot pro the move to belay.

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