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Standard Route 

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

   
Type:  Trad, 2 pitches, 150'
Original:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
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Submitted By: John Peterson on Mar 5, 2007

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BETA PHOTO: Traverses

Description 

This wild route climbs the arete at the left side of the main face of the Pharaoh. Unfortunately once you're up the arete things get more mundane.

Location 

From the base of the main face of Pharaoh, find a sharp arete at the left side. Climb improbably up this then escape right through some bushes on a ledge to a gully system. Belay here and then up easier ground to the top. Great photo opportunities on the arete. An excellent way to the top if you're not up for Cripple Creek.

Protection 

Standard Mt. Lemmon Rack


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By Paul Davidson
Aug 12, 2008

I recall this is really a pretty good pitch.
Steep and exposed for 5.7.

I don't recall what sort of variation Steve did on this but he led out low on the first pitch somewhere and then up into the alcove.
By Steve Pulver
From: Williston, ND
Apr 13, 2010

I wouldn't call the 2nd pitch mundane; chimney/offwidth climbing is tricky for a gym climber.