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Journey to Ixtlan 

YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
Original:  YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c [details]
FA: Richard Rossiter and Bob Horan, 1997
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Submitted By: Walt Wehner on Jan 1, 2001

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BETA PHOTO: The second pitch of Tales of Power and Journey to ...


Journey to Ixtlan is an alternate second pitch to Tales of Power. Climb the slab to the right of TOP's second pitch and rejoin it at the anchor. This is not very sustained or particularly interesting, except for a few moves to pull a small roof.


6 bolts to a 2-bolt anchor.

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By Guy H.
From: Fort Collins CO
Oct 19, 2003

This climb now sports a first pitch. I did not climb it, but it looked harder than 11a.The first pitch ends at two bolts.
By Ron Olsen
From: Boulder, CO
Jun 5, 2006

The first pitch below Journey to Ixtlan is Red Limit, 12c A0.
By Brent Apgar
From: Out of the Loop
Oct 25, 2015

This pitch has its own anchor independent of the 2nd pitch of Tales of Power.

This pitch may not be as sustained as the slab on TOP but definitely has more interesting climbing and IMO is as good as the 2nd pitch of TOP.

On further reflection based on the comments, stars, and looking at the photo, I'm wondering if the last section of this route wasn't altered, since it now goes directly through the roof to the right of the last bolt in the photo and continues up an obvious water chute to a set of rings?

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