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YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b A2

   
Type:  Trad, Aid, 1 pitch, 45'
Original:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b A2 [details]
FA: Brian Smoot, and Johathan Smoot, 1981
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Submitted By: toddgordon Gordon on May 25, 2007

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In the splitter slightly smaller than black aien. ...

RAIN, WET ROCK and RAPTOR CLOSURES: The sandstone around Moab is fragile and is very easily damaged when it is wet. Also please ask and be aware of Raptor Closures in areas such as CAT WALL and RESERVOIR WALL in Indian Creek MORE INFO >>>

Description 

This climb, though tiny, still take some thought, planning , skill, time, and patience. At one point , you have to climb through a cave with lots of bat-shit. I placed a pin or two, and also took one very large cam;...it's steep too. It's a cool summit, with a very short approach, and even though the climbing aint' *****,...it's still fun and challenging enough to keep your attention.

Location 

In the parking lot , east of the highway, 14 miles South of Moab. Near the tourist stop Hole-in-the-Rock.

Protection 

Maybe a few pins, a rack of cams, and at least one very large cam.


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Rock Climbing Photo: We retied a new achnor with a steel rap ring. The ...
BETA PHOTO: We retied a new achnor with a steel rap ring. The ...
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This was the most solid LA out of the three placed...
Rock Climbing Photo: Bill trying to keep as much sand out of his eyes a...
Bill trying to keep as much sand out of his eyes a...
Rock Climbing Photo: Cyndie Bransford on the Seraph.  Photo;  Todd Gord...
Cyndie Bransford on the Seraph. Photo; Todd Gord...

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By Brad Brandewie
May 25, 2007

Todd,

I think you may have done a different route... and maybe a FA?

The Smoot route starts from the saddle behind the tower and begins with friction up to the bedding seam. From there it traverses left about 5 feet and then goes straight up a thin splitter to the top.

Was the cave that you're talking about facing the Rest Area bathroom building? If so, then well done. I climbed up into that cave and decided that the big block forming the roof looked too sketchy. I climb on the B-team though. :)
By toddgordon Gordon
From: Joshua Tree, California
May 26, 2007

oops........could be. (that bat-shit section was a bit odd...)...thanks, Brad.
By Bill Grasse
From: Carbondale, CO.
Mar 16, 2008

Matt P and I climbed this (Matt leading) via Todd's route on 3/15/08. The anchors on top consisted of a small tree and a pin (could use a little TLC... It is a pretty small tree) but we did add new cordage and a rap ring. I'd say bring some webbing just in case. Fun end to a great weekend.

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