Ascent Notes for: Dromedary -
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lots of sections of different styles, unusual route for Moore's
Starts with an easy low angle face start with horizontals that take gear, although the rock quality is pretty dubious. From there it gets more interesting, with moves up the chimney involving cracks and stemming. This culminates with a committing and airy move (that protects well) onto the right side face, vertical at this point, and takes you to the belay ledge. From here it's up and and away via the big overhanging crack system.
Another exciting move takes you off the belay ledge and onto the face proper - either starting at the crack up high with a short hand traverse or straight up on crimps to the ledge, although the latter is not protected.
Beware of the hollow flake just inside the upper crack on the face side and be careful with your pro. Looks intimidating but excellent footholds and the overhang provide everything you need.
Routefinding was a bit of a challenge but I think several lines will go at a similar grade as long as you are mindful of getting good pro where you can. The #5 C4 was my last piece about midway up the high corner flake and I was quite glad to have it since otherwise this corner might be very runout. Tackling the arete might be a better option for gear but the traverse to it looks tricky - the only crack is big and it's probably going to be at your feet.
Good route, provides some practice for some different skills than a lot of other Moore's lines. Hope it sees more traffic. I'll try to post some more pics when I get a chance.