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Indian Joe Caves
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Highstep Face Traverse 

YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ British: E3 5c

Type:  TR, 1 pitch, 20'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ British: E3 5c [details]
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Submitted By: Aron Quiter on Sep 1, 2002
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This route is located on the southeast face of the northwest most large rock in the Indian Joe Caves area, and has some high-step slabby balance fun moves.

The large chimney is located just to the left of this route, and this is the only climb on this face. Start on the bottom left corner of the rock, and work your way up and right.

There are no easy moves in this climb, but I think 5.11a is a generous rating. You will swing around the corner in a fall, as the route is quite traversy feeling in regards to where to the bolts are, and getting back on route after a fall is almost impossible. Be sure to have your belayer standing solidly, or he / she may take quite a swing also.

For me doing the crux wasn't the hard part, but figuring out where to go AFTER the crux was quite difficult.


3 bolt top anchor. Bring a long (20') sling to reduce rope drag. You need to climb either the 5.8 face or 5.3 Cote Memorial Wall climb to access the top of the rock to setup a toprope.

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