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

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 120'
Original:  YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c [details]
FA: Manny Rangel and Jake Dayley and Kole Decou
New Route: Yes
Season: cold weather
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Submitted By: manuel rangel on Dec 10, 2006

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Kole liebacks the limestone band, a couple jams ma...


The start is face to a thin crack that widens to perfect hands, the rock is harder than lots of other soft sedona routes. Great hands for a long ways then a short easy OW section gets you to the works. A 10' roof guards the exit but it's no more than 10+ jams with a bomber lock after the roof. Steep lieback on the limestone band to exit right and you're done.


From Soldier Pass trailhead walk easterly on trail to drainage wandering north to the base of Tower of Bootle and Japhead. Get into the drainage south of the Tower and approach from the west on ledges to just south of tower. Climb starts on east face with anchor bolts.


one bolt, (2) black aliens, (1)blue, red camalot, (5) #2 camalots, (2) #3 camalot, sm to med nuts (hexes optional, I like em). Anchor at start and rap off chains with 70m or double ropes.

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By Kole DeCou
From: Flagstaff, AZ
Feb 6, 2007

See topo in Jap Head Section.
By Mike
From: Phoenix
Nov 14, 2007
rating: 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c

An absolutely stellar climb. Probably the best pitch I've done in Sedona to date.

A couple of good footholds have come off of the roof. It may eventually become a second crux.
By Kole DeCou
From: Flagstaff, AZ
Nov 15, 2007

Out of curiosity how did you get down? We always had a 70m on us so we never tested if you can rap to the booltleful anchors and then off with a 60.
By Mike
From: Phoenix
Nov 15, 2007
rating: 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c

I got down the same way you did, with a 70m rope.
By markguycan
From: flagstaff, AZ
Nov 16, 2007
rating: 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c PG13

just did it w/ 5 #2 camalots and ended up with one still on the rack at the summit, so I'd recommend only taking 4 #2's, 1 #3, & 1 #4 (you could place a #5 if you wanted to). I concur w/ the beta on the little gear + small nuts, and yeah hexes would be useful. Super cool climbing on crappy rock; I'd recommend it to anyone who has a taste for choss! Nothing technically that difficult but the sustained climbing warrants 11a. Exciting from start to finish!
By Neil Kauffman
Nov 22, 2015

Let me clear up the rack beta as it is pretty confusing from the description; let's keep it to Camalot numbers and not throw in some colors to wack it up. There's not even a single rack of cams recommend, come on! Really, suggesting only 4 #2 is pretty bold.
Bring a double set of Camalots from .1to #1, 6 #2, 1 #3. I placed the #4 but only so i could save my #2, not worth its weight, neither were the nuts. You could place a #5, but a #2 can work instead, albeit a little lower. Keep a .75 for the final limestone dihedral.
Approach on Ciebola trail and cut off right, north when the trail goes through the fence. Follow the fenceline on the right up the ridge and around the right side of jap head. Scramble ledges around to the base of the route.
Have fun! Killer line!

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