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YDS: 5.7+ French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b

Type:  Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 110'
Original:  YDS: 5.7+ French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
FA: E. Fazio-Rhicard and co.
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Submitted By: Almonzo Wilder on Aug 21, 2003

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Head for the bottom right corner of Wheeler Wall to get to the base of this climb. The route climbs near the buttress that forms the right edge of the wall.

This is a nice long route with mixed types of climbing. The first two thirds follow the crack that diagonals up alongside the buttress. After this head up the face past two bolts to easier climbing above. The route protects pretty well and is easier than many other 5.7s on Lemmon.

This pitch is more than 1/2 a rope length, even with a 60m rope, so follow the easy and obvious walkoff to get down.


Four bolts on the route, plus a nice crack section that takes small/medium nuts and cams. Bolts at the summit.

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By Wes Turner
From: az
Aug 18, 2004
rating: 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

Fun route.. I ran it out pretty severly and didn't use any gear but it looked as though anything from tiny TCU's to a #2cam would go. there are 4 bolts plus one bolt with no hanger? I sinched a nut to it and clipped that.
By Jerry Cagle
From: Tucson, AZ
May 11, 2006
rating: 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13

This route takes almost an entire 60m rope to reach the anchors. It's difficult to protect the upper section after you leave the crack section and reach a sloping ledge it's a pretty commiting move out onto the face. If you fall you will hit something... something hard. There is an old bolt sticking out of the rock that might protect this move, but the hanger is missing...
By Jerry Cagle
From: Tucson, AZ
May 24, 2006
rating: 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13

Repeated this route recently, and we pitched it out into 3... Belayed at the base of the crack, then again on the ledge just before the upper face.
By Christian
From: Casa do Cacete
Sep 10, 2007
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

Like Wes said, use a nut and cinch it down on the bolt stud to protect the crux move left onto the face near the top.. Probably more like a solid 5.8 move.
By adrian korosec
From: tucson,az
Oct 8, 2012

One pitch from bottom to top no problem with 60m. Plenty of pro and 5 bolts en route. Hangerless bolt now has nice hanger.

When I first did it c. 5 years ago I only remember two bolts low on the route. Was one added or is my memory fading? It's not needed and next to a crack that takes gear. 5.7 and safe.

VERY fun pitch, one of the best 5.7 on the mtn. Thanks EFR.
By 1Eric Rhicard
Jun 3, 2015

Just did this with a friend who wanted a first gear lead. It was pretty perfect for that. There are bolts at the hardest section and good gear to be had above. When the crack gets flaring and funky you can still get a good slightly flared big blue Camalot in or run it out as it is easy. Finish is bolt protected and fun with a long run out on very easy ground to the top. Super long pitch.
By JMo
From: Tucson, AZ
Oct 4, 2015
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

i'm giving it 4 stars because it is beautifully long on great stone with great movement and fairly consistent at the grade, with tons of protection opportunities (i brought singles to BD3 but you could easily find places for doubles).

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