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Mostly Trad stuff. I'd recommend a #6 friend and two #5 friends for the second pitch, wires for the
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See Backcountry Climbing in Southern Arizona. I may update this at some point, but the book gives an adequate description. **Update grippedclimer 12/12/05: This is a stout route for the grade compared to Ewephoria. Pitch 1: should be rated 5.9R as there is a 100% deck factor if you fall before the first bolt (probably 60 feet up). Start left of Absinthe at an obvious weakness and head up and right on the face passing 3 bolts. Belay in the offwidth (5.9). Pitch 2: Head up the offwidth (bring big gear above #4 camalot) and go left following some face traverse moves with protection above in an undercling crack. Surmount/traverse the "weakness flake" on the left and head up and right to a ledge. Follow ledge to right and drop down into the dihedral to belay (5.9). Pitch 3: Head up the dihedral (good gear) and then right on the face past a bolt to a crack with a tree in it. Head up to the face, passing an old bolt and belay at the beginning of the chimney (5.8). Pitch 4: Grovel up the chimney passing a tree. Head p the groove to a small tree and belay (200 ft pitch) (5.8). Pitch 5: Continue up the groove and head underneath and through a bould slot and set a belay (200 ft pitch) (5.6). Pitch 6: At this point, you can either go up the chimney for Absinte of Mallet which is 5.5 or Head up to the left overhang of the aerete and finish on "too tough to die" which is 5.9 and a stellar pitch. THis is a tough route for 5.9 in my opinion. I added a topo in the photo section.

Submitted by: grippedclimer on 2005-12-22
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Red Point Red Point ascent by: grippedclimer on 2005-12-11 (View Climbing Log)

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Stellar route. Way better (and much harder) than Ewphoria.

Added: 2005-12-11