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Robin Hood 

YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c PG13

   
Type:  Trad, 2 pitches, 120'
Original:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c PG13 [details]
FA: Matt Laggis, rope solo. 04/06/98
Season: year-round
Page Views: 200
Submitted By: Furthermore on Nov 9, 2015

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Summit.

RAIN AND WET ROCK The sandstone around Moab is fragile and is very easily damaged when it is wet. MORE INFO >>>

Description 

Despite being a bit dirty, this climb is highly enjoyable.

Pitch 1 - 5.8 PG-13 100 feet. Starting on the north side of the tower, grovel up an obvious wide chimney. The chimney turns right and narrows into a squeeze chimney. Continue upwards as the squeeze chimney becomes a stem between two towers.

Just when the route doesn't seem obvious, do a dubious traverse along the west face of the tower and belay at a small ledge with a wide crack.

Pitch 2 - 5.8 20 feet. Climb up the wide crack, only a few moves, to the summit hoodoo. An exciting mantel leads to the summit. The mantel must be down-climbed.

Descent Rappel 115 feet, webbing slung around a hoodoo for an anchor, down the west side of the tower. Be observant of the rope pull as there is a large crack system which would love to eat a rope.

Protection 

Long pants and shirt. A single rack with a BD #4 and #5.

25 feet of webbing will be needed if replacing the rappel anchor.


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Rock Climbing Photo: Summit silhouette.
Summit silhouette.
Rock Climbing Photo: The traverse at the end of pitch 1. The Citadel an...
The traverse at the end of pitch 1. The Citadel an...

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