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BETA PHOTO: Basic route path, some multi-pitch mixed with some...
Easy going trad. Named for a random rusty piton found on the route. Gets a great view of the Ring Leader. Some nice cracks and easy pro placement.
Refer to picture. Blue route goes to base of Ring Leader (I believe) and you can scramble up a 20ft rock and skip the first pitch. It climbs along side ring leader and present some great photo ops.
Larger cams and hexes. Lone piton on 2nd pitch. Probably 15+ years old
Lot of fun wide cracks and rock faces to play on
fun little crack
|By Bill Lawry|
From: New Mexico
Jan 17, 2012
Our rack included doubles from BD C4 0.75 to #3 plus a #4; used them all on the last pitch. Even brought a #6 and placed it ... but could have brought a 2nd #4 instead. Of course, a better leader could bring less.
Don't let the leftward horizontal traverse after the pitch of this Photo intimidate you without at least starting to get on it. At the same time, a ~40 foot vertical hand-sized crack to the far right can be led before traversing back left and up and over into final vertical crack system (with an intermediate belay in there somewhere).
We saw two pitons on the route; still like the name. Thanks for posting - fun route!