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Highlander 5.10d hard - 5.10d

Average Rating = 5.00/5 Average Rating : 5.00 out of 5
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Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10d
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 5.00/5
  Rock Quality 5.00/5
  Scenery 5.00/5
  Fun Factor 5.00/5

Description:

This route is at the end of the canyon, above a mucky pond. It climbs a dark varnish dihedral park a few fixed pins to an anchor. Ron was everywhere!

Submitted by: stroker on 2002-01-04
Views: 266
Route ID: 10000

1 Ascent Recorded

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10d
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: dowww on 2014-03-06 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Highlander

One of the best trad pitches in Snow Canyon. Hard to beat Atomic Indian for a pure corner/splitter, but this route is much longer and more varied. The rock is exceptional for Snow Canyon and quite clean. You could sew it up with triple .3's and .4's which take you through the crux section below the roof which is a body wide flare with a finger crack in the back for several meters. The pull itself is not to bad. I prefer to take the crack direct, possible to stem no doubt which must have been Ron's preferred method as he set a pin way out right. This pitch protects very well with modern gear and there is no need to clip that single fixed pin. Chained anchor is in good shape in 2014. Canyoneers have another fixer rap at the top of the black cap stone above. 60m rope works fine.

Added: 2014-03-07