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Pitch 1 - Follow a line of five bolts through the limestone band. Take 1x1 Camalot and 1x2 Camalot to protect the top portion of this pitch. Belay from two bolts at a nice stance. (5.9)
Pitch 2 - Climb the sweet thin hand to hand crack in a corner which leads to the chimney. Chimney your way up past two bolts to a short off-width crack. Surmount this off-width and belay from three bolts at a flat spot in the chimney. (5.10-)
Pitch 3 - Chimney straight up off the belay about 15 feet to a ledge. From here either continue up a low angle wide crack to the top of the formation or walk left to the three bolt rap anchor. (Top of Fat Bastard) (5.9) If you continue to the top, there is a fixed anchor from which you may rap back to the Fat Bastard Anchor.
Descent - From the Fat Bastard Anchors make one double rope rappel. (about 140') From here scramble around to the right and then down to your packs. Be sure to take a ride on Fat Bastard (5.11- OW) before pulling your ropes.
From the Mace approach, follow the spur trail around the north side of North Mesa. Continue around to the West face of this formation. The Hurricane is actually located on a sub-tower of North Mesa which sits on the Southwest corner. The route is marked by the chimney on the second pitch.
Medium - Large Stoppers
1 x 2 (Yellow) Metolius TCU/Yellow Alien
1 x .5 Camalot (Old Sizes)
1 x .75 Camalot
2 x 1 Camalot
2 x 2 Camalot
1 x 3 Camalot
1 x 3.5 Camalot
1 x 4 Camalot
Draws and slings
By Dillon Metcalfe
From: Flagstaff, AZ
Dec 22, 2014
Climbed this on Dec 21rst (shortest day of the year) and it was in the shade all day.
Be warned: there is a lot of loose rock on this climb, including the slabby moves getting to the first bolt.
By Derek Field
From: Flagstaff, AZ
1 day ago
rating: 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
A fine route away from the hiker crowds, with lots of variety.
Beware that you must make a couple of tenuous 5.8-ish moves to clip the first bolt, 30 feet off the ground.
Pitch 2 is the money: starts with a stellar hand-crack leading into a surprisingly comfy chimney. The short offwidth problem below the anchors is probably the crux of the route.
RAP BETA: Fat Bastard can be rapped with a single 70-meter rope.