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P1: Climb the muddy chimney between the Minister and the main wall (5.9). Belay from a good ledge.
P2: Follow a lower-angle hand crack past flares (5.9), then 5.11 OW roof without feet (worm up), then 5.10a traverse left past bolts. Climb an incipient crack and face past vegetation to the rap anchors.
Rap twice with two ropes.
Lots of big stuff; single set of smaller stuff.
|Comments on Praying Hands
|By JJ Schlick|
From: Flagstaff, AZ
Dec 4, 2006
Burcham tried for ever to get people up this thing. The roof turns off a lot of people. The north tower is right there though.
|By Todd R|
Nov 17, 2007
John didn't have to entice me too hard to finish this route with him, as I had a penchant for OW at the time. The OW roof pitch is perhaps the coolest pitch of climbing I've ever done. Bring a camera! Another tip- take your helmet off before you get into the chimney- my Petzl Ecrin Roc didn't fit!
Feb 6, 2011
rating: 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c
This is a great adventure route! The roof pitch is fantastic climbing with great exposure. The traverse after the roof is memorable. Just don't go into it expecting flawless rock.
|By Dean Hoffman|
Feb 12, 2011
Had a blast on this thing! I was a bit skeptical, but holy S!!! the bombay chimney was one of the wildest sections of rock I've climbed in Sedona, mentally and physically challenging! Glad I've got a 30 waist size cause it was tight! Amazing exposure and after all was said and done a really really fun route. First pitch so so, second gets better and better the higher you get, third is mentally and physically challenging, 4th is a means to an end, and five was the cherry on top. Definite next step if you've climbed Krackatoa, or the last pitch of Inception/Original route on SuperCrack. Needs more traffic! One clarification after talking to John, when you get into the notch conitue straight up, stemming between the two wall. Once on top you should be able to access a bolted anchor on the small pillar beneath the second pitch.