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Sling for a chockstone on the start, small rack from .75 - 3, couple of bomber hex placements. Hexes and cams for the anchor or long webbing to a tree.
This is my second favorite trad line in the canyon. This route is located around the corner from Swiss Cheese and The Dihedral Crack. To get there climb up an easy 4th class crack to the left of the Dihedral crack to a ledge about 15ft up. Follow this ledge around the corner and continue until you reach a left facing overhanging crack, belay here. Note, a fall off the start could pull you and your belayer off the ledge so it is a good idea to set up a belay anchor off the start. The 5.9 grading is pretty stiff and should not be taken lightly. Though the rock here is pretty solid it is still soft sandstone and a fall could likely pull gear. Make sure you are very confident at the grade before attempting.
Follow this crack up and left (crux) then climb through a keyhole at the top. Belay off of several cracks at the top or the tree farther back.
Either walk off or rap down a large boulder above the keyhole. If you choose to rappel know that we were not able to pull our rope and had to walk up and retrieve it from the top. Not a big deal since its not that far off the trail
Submitted by: northfacejmb on 2009-09-08
Route ID: 101482