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'Planetary Alignment'II 5.7......... Located at the rear of Three Finger Canyon. Easily visable from the entrance to the canyon ,10 min walk. The chimney and left slanting crack on the facing wall as one walks into the canyon.This relativly short Chimney and Crack route makes a change from the longer slab climbs. Good rock..
P1)Up a short slab then climb the Chimney , a little strenious, to natural cam belays at its top. 140'5.7.
P2)Follow the left slanting crack and groove to a cave ,cam belays. 200' 5.6.
P3). Move out left and easy climbing up a groove leftwards to the rim and a ledge with rap anchors. 160' 5.2.....
Descent. 200' ropes come up about 25' short of the ground, Climb carefully 4th class directly down the groove . First Ascent Paul Gardner, Paul Ross (Alt leads) ... Mar. 20th 2004.
Protection good . Friends #1 to #4. Two 200' ropes for Rap.
Paul Gardner top of Planetary Alignment . . Ringed...
The Moon Rises..... viewed from the San Rafael Eas...
|Comments on Planetary Alignment
|By John J. Glime|
From: Salt Lake City, UT
Apr 9, 2006
Super easy approach, just across the wash from 1000 ft. of fun. The chimney on the first pitch really isn't much fun. Use caution on the rap. The rap line looks clean and nice, however, there are hollow flakes and ledges that catch the ropes when you pull them. Alternately, these same flakes and ledges get pulled onto you. Don't be careless when pulling your rope.
From: western, colorado
Nov 9, 2007
More fun for us moderate climbers. The first pitch was a blast and has good gear if you know were to look. Second pitch is kind of run out if you don't bring some bigger cams. Great views. You can rap off the top with two 60 meter ropes. Keep it up. Ned Walker
|By James Hicks|
From: Denver, CO
May 19, 2013
Strenuous is putting in nicely in regards to the chimney on the first pitch. Be ready to grunt and squeeze your way up this thing. The second pitch is a lot of fun, just be ready for a chimney of the squeeze variety to get there. And be careful pulling your ropes after the rap. We got our ropes stuck, unstuck, and then stuck again. And then pulled a rather large flake off once we got the ropes free.