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Sausage Nome aka Dead Marmot 

Hueco: V5 Font: 6C

Type:  Boulder, 12'
Original:  Hueco: V5 Font: 6C [details]
FA: Scott Sillis/The Hausmann Brothers
Season: Good most of the year. Can be a hot wall in the summer.
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Submitted By: Luke Childers on Jul 16, 2009

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Jim Hausmann pulling the "Sausage Nome."


Start low (S.D.S.) on a small shelf that's roughly located in the middle of the main wall. From here move up and slightly right into under-clings/side-pulls and crimps. Get your feet up as high as you can and push out onto the micro crimps on the steep wall before you. Continue to a decent horizontal seam/crimp. Once a match is gained finsih via a few more side-pulls and slopers that will lead you to a small scoop on the right end of the wall.

Either exit by traversing right and down climbing or continue up a few more dirty feet of climbing and simply walk of the back to your right.


From the 1st parking lot take the Sisters Trail to it's 2nd junction with the Ponderosa Trail. At the junction you will see some small low quality blocks in front of your face and if you look up and left (WEST) you will see the "Brothers Lookout."

From here start bush whacking while staying right or (EAST) paralleling the EAST side slabs and fins of the "Brothers Lookout." Stay fairly low on the hill side. Around 100-150 yards slowly begin to make your way up hill (WEST). As the main face and obvious hill side and slabs that make up the EAST Side of "Brothers Lookout" start to go out of view start keeping a sharp eye for "The Sausage Nome Boulder." You are going to be looking to your left or (WEST) when searching out this sweet heart. With a little looking you will find this gem soon.

Note: If you run into "The Energy Wall" than you have gone to far. But your general height/level on the EAST side slope is about right. Good luck!!


Pads and a spot.

Photos of Sausage Nome aka Dead Marmot Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Photo beta for "The Sausage Nome."
BETA PHOTO: Photo beta for "The Sausage Nome."
Rock Climbing Photo: Scott Sillis making sausage on the F.A. of "S...
Scott Sillis making sausage on the F.A. of "S...

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By JustinC
Sep 20, 2009

Hey Luke, I think I got the FA on this problem as well, traverse from left to right and up through the small crimps called it Dead Marmot. Because there was a dead marmot there.
By Luke Childers
Sep 20, 2009

Hey Justin,
What year do you think it was when you did this line? I know the other fellows time line, so just let me cross reference and if you where there 1st I will up date the in my man. Thanks. And yes, to all users.... I still plan to correct the "G"in "N"ome just have not had the time as of late.
By Josh Mitchell
May 19, 2010

We haven't met but I understand there are some contradicting details regarding the info you have posted here.
From what I gather Justin C found and climbed this boulder from the left arete into what you have listed here as "Sausage Nome" and called it "Dead Marmot" after the dead critter found here. He said he did this quite some time ago.
I noticed the picture you posted claiming to be the 1st ascent photo was submitted just last year. When are you claiming this line was established? I hope you're not proposing it was established in 2009....
What do you think about including this info in the future when reporting on climbs? That way the community can decide who is actually establishing these climbs and who is simply repeating undocumented gems.
You have contributed quite a bit to this site, and I'm not trying to devalue what you're trying to do. Our climbing history is valuable, but it sucks when it's done haphazardly or w/o proper research. One need only look as far as Bob Horan's recent failure with his poor attempt at the new Colorado bouldering guide.
Thanks for all your work, Luke.

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