Ascent Notes for: The Odyssey III *** -
Average Rating : 3.00/5
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3 great bottom pitches + 2 somewhat scary final pitches + moderately sketchy scrambling to the top + the most gnarly approach/descent in the Supes = one of the best adventures in Arizona
good route, with memmorable approach. feel free to pm me for info/beta
Witnessed by: flatlander
THis route seemed harder than 5.8, I guess I am just a wuss. The frist pitch would seem less scary with new bolts. I lead the 1st, 2nd and about 25 feet of the third pitch in 1 pitch. My buddy did the last part of pitch 3. I lead up to the right facing dihedral and set a belay as the rope drag and sharp ledge got me kind of gripped. My partner lead that portion up to the bottom of the chimney slot. I lead the chimney to the top. The chimney is not that much of a chimney, more of a large offwidth - very awkward.
What a climb It proves to be an Odyssey started raining on the 4th pitch and it slowed me down alot due to the choss factor.