|Type:||Trad, 5 pitches, 400'|
|Original:||YDS: 5.11b/c French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 24 British: E4 6a [details]|
|Submitted By:||markguycan on Nov 11, 2006|
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By Cody Ferguson
From: Durango, CO
Apr 11, 2010
Dave Spies and I did this route for the first time yesterday. A proud send and a long sought-after tick on one of Sedona's most prominent features.
Rock quality is some of the lowest in Sedona on the first two pitches (and that's saying a lot considering I'm talking about Sedona). The third and fifth pitches are cleaner and a lot of fun. The fourth (crux) pitch is awkward and tough but you have solid rock and decent protection (used a BD #5 at the initial overhang) for most of the hardest moves mixed with some dirt and choss--heads up!
-The bolts atop the fourth pitch have been chopped but there are plenty of options to build an anchor.
-There is only one good rap bolt on the summit (there is a second, but it sticks out of the drill hole about 3/4" and moves)
-The belay anchors (NW face atop Spout Route) could use an additional bomber bolt.
-The last belay station is off a bush approx. 100' off the deck and fifty feet right of the start of the climb.