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Killer Pillar aka Right Turn, Clyde? S 

Killer Pillar aka Right Turn, Clyde? 

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

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 40'
Original:  YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: Jay Brown, Jamie Miller, and M.J. Golau?
Season: Year round
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Submitted By: Michael Plesser on Jun 16, 2013

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BETA PHOTO: Looking up from the base.


NOTE: This was the closest area I could find to fit this climb. I request it get better sorted by someone who knows the area better. That said, this is a nice, albeit chossy, "pillar" (a loose use of the word) that gets great exposure. Make sure your belayer has a helmet, or is ready to dodge rocks!

Climb through one semi-difficult move across into the dihedral, then continue up the face of the pillar on nice moves. It gets a bit dicey at a wide horizontal between bolts, where the choss seemed to concentrate.

It is a great climb, and with some more traffic it could clean up nicely.


Park in the Grotto wall lot and walk up the road to where the trees start to reappear. Scramble up the talus and walk along the wall until you hit bolts.


[9-10] draws if I remember correctly.... Closed cold shuts at the top, bring some long draws for the bottom.

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By Michael Plesser
Jun 16, 2013

9-10 draws may be necessary, my mistake. It really earns its +.
By Alvaro Arnal
From: Aspen, CO
Jun 16, 2013

I think this route is called "Right Turn Clyde" FA by Jay Brown, Jamie Miller, and MJ Golau.

I've also moved this route into this area instead of placing it in Lower Grotto Wall.

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