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Totem Pole - 5.11a popular

Average Rating = 4.73/5 Average Rating : 4.73 out of 5
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9 bolts, small crack near top - small cams or tri-cams.
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10c A0
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure 4.67/5
  Rock Quality 4.78/5
  Scenery 4.89/5
  Fun Factor 4.89/5

Description:

Classic pillar, about the size of a sofa on top. Two pitches, need two ropes for one rap.

Submitted by: taorock on 2003-03-10
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Route ID: 33353

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16 Ascents Recorded

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10c
  Safety Rating G
Flash Flash ascent by: 205asobotka on 2012-12-29 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars totem pole

On my os attempt I got a little right of the route after the traverse, I put all my weight on a seemingly solid jug which appareantly wasnt feeling very immanent. Pulled it off and took a 25 foot fall, swinging back around to the front side. After cheering out some adrenaline I looked up to see that the rope had caught between a v and the sheath had šut, exposing four feet of core. Got back on after a few minutes and got the rest clean, bring a .75 for the top.

Added: 2012-12-30

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10c
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Hang Dog Hang Dog ascent by: ldsclimber on 2012-11-03 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars beautiful day

Classic! An AZ most do! I did it in a single pitch easily with no rope drag using alpine draws. The crux at the top stymied me for a bit. just had to get my feet high and make the reach to the crimp, slot micro nuts deep in the crack and you will be well protected to make the move. The route potential in Lower Devil's is seeming endless. Kudos to the FA!

Added: 2012-11-05

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10d
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: sun2stone on 2011-01-24 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars TOTEM

logging in to report my 4 th ascent,since late 90's.
Second was with Fritzski(1/20/2004)..
Today with Nestor G 1/24/2011. Enjoyed each crux. I use the
tiny single finger pocket just right of thin seam ( nut place) as a transition to reach finish. CM

Added: 2011-01-25

Ratings
  Difficulty A0
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Hang Dog Hang Dog ascent by: AntinJ on 2010-04-28 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars First time in AZ

My buddy Andy set a fixed line on the top. I jugged and aided my way through pitches 1 & 2 with 1 arm. An awesome day!

Added: 2010-04-28

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.11a
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: climball on 2007-10-23 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars One of the best QC has to offer.

So Glad I got the OS! The first crux took me a minute to figure out.

Added: 2008-04-08

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