2 pitch route on NURD rock. Approach down gully below Steve's Arete (Hunch back arete). A good example of of traditional 5.10 on Mt. Lemmon (slab to face) Mixed gear on 1st pitch with some bolts at crucial places. Keep your head on straight getting to the first 2 bolts. Exposure and steepness increase as pitch progresses to exiting final moves to bolted belay. 2nd pitch is 5.9 and offers great exposure.
*edit mode* This route is good, but its real interest is how TRAD it is. It's fully bolted on P1, but it sure ain't a sport route. If you don't have a 0.5 or 1 tricam below bolt 1, it's scary. The 5.10 crux is well protected, but the 5.10 move afterwards will have you in tears. The exit move on p2, as rradam suggests, is thrilling. Don't get tired on it just because the rest of p2 is 5.7!
Submitted by: billiebob on 2004-08-14
Route ID: 1659