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Pillar (South Face) - 5.10a

Average Rating = 5.00/5 Average Rating : 5.00 out of 5
Route sequence (left to right): 130
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Standard rack should do it. My suggestion is to top rope instead of onsighting. Three bolts are at the top of the pillar, which can be walked to. Set up a cordelette off the south side. Don't use Chain Anchors directly, as they are equalized and set f
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10a
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 3.00/5
  Rock Quality 5.00/5
  Scenery 3.00/5
  Fun Factor 5.00/5


Climb the South Face of the Pillar on the far south side of the main wall. There are two cracks, that can be climbed, both very fun. The left crack is directly under where the rope falls if you're on top rope. The right crack is left slanting and decently far right from where the rope falls. You'll see it. Crux is just after you climb above the overhang and have to traverse left one move to gain a crack that doesn't help.

Descent Options:

Walk off or rappel.

Submitted by: trevzilla on 2007-11-05
Last Modified: 2011-09-28
Views: 716
Route ID: 89944

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  Difficulty 5.10a
  Safety Rating G
  Rock Quality
  Fun Factor
Top Rope Top Rope ascent by: trevzilla on 2007-10-24 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars South Side Gopher Head

Frekin' awesome climb! I can't believe I didn't know about it before. Changes the entire way up! Crack, Face, Balancy stuff. It's good!

Added: 2007-10-24