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Sendero Luminoso Free 

YDS: 5.13d French: 8b Ewbanks: 31 UIAA: X ZA: 32 British: E8 7a

Type:  Trad, Alpine, 13 pitches
Original:  YDS: 5.13d French: 8b Ewbanks: 31 UIAA: X ZA: 32 British: E8 7a [details]
FA: FA- Steve Quinlan 1980 FFA- Nik Berry, David Allfrey, Mason Earle 2014
Season: summer
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Submitted By: m-earle on Aug 23, 2014

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Nik entering the crux on the A3 Beauty


This is an Incredible and sustained free climb. Very technical climbing, from patina crimping, to tech-9 seam navigation. Nik, Dave and I spent two summers out at Mount Hooker working on this route, employing a variety of techniques to find the free line- aid climbing endless beak seams, equipping free variations ground-up off hooks and stances, and hours spent working sequences on mini-traxion. The first 5 pitches actually follow an original attempt of the wall, joining Sendero Luminoso at the base of the crux pitch, which we dubbed the "A3 Beauty." From here, the route takes a bee-line to the top of the wall, following an immaculate seam through the otherwise blank shield of rock.


Center of the wall


Cams- grey ghost to #3

Wires- small to medium

Some beaks and a hammer, in case fixed gear needs replacing

Photos of Sendero Luminoso Free Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: On the 13a pitch 7
On the 13a pitch 7
Rock Climbing Photo: New first pitch. 5.11-
 from here you can also tra...
BETA PHOTO: New first pitch. 5.11- from here you can also tra...
Rock Climbing Photo: topo. I forgot to draw a grade onto pitch #9- its ...
BETA PHOTO: topo. I forgot to draw a grade onto pitch #9- its ...

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By hkennedy
Aug 27, 2014

Congrats on the bad-to-the-bone new free route!! Thanks for putting in the effort and hard work. Stoked to check it out someday. Respect!
By Tomily ma
Aug 26, 2016

This is an inspirational send. Do you guys have any more pictures or videos?
Nevermind. I found it on YouTube. Badass!!!
By TheHut
Aug 28, 2017

Sometime in Spring 2017 the large panel that formed the first pitches of Sendero and Hook, Line and Sinker fell off. In August of 2017 Dylan and I established a new first pitch to the right of the rock scar, ending at the P1 anchors of Sendero (5.11-). We then added a traversing pitch to the left across the top of the rock scar to access H,L&S (chossy 5.9). Enjoy!

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