|Type:||Trad, 1 pitch, 1500'|
|Consensus:||YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V ZA: 12 British: S 4b [details]|
|Season:||Fall and Spring are best|
|Submitted By:||Orphaned on Apr 4, 2006|
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By James Fisher
From: Sedona, AZ
Aug 26, 2007
|Beware of yellow jacket nests. I have climbed this route at least once per year for the last 10 years, and this is the worst I have ever seen. Very aggressive. On the "first pitch", the 4th or low 5th class ramp, there is a nest right at the bulge. In the drainage and traverse to main pitch there were a couple of new nests as well. Still a great summit.|
From: Chaska, MN
Jul 20, 2012
rating: 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
This route is 8% climbing and 92% scrambling. There are basically four very short spots of climbing and only the 30 foot crux section has the potential of a death fall if you choose to climb ropeless which I highly recommend if you are a solid climber. It was quite freeing to climb this route with just some water and a powerbar due to all of the bushwacking, crawling under trees, and long unroped traverses.
It took me three visits to finally find this route. After the first visit I picked up the guidebook which was absolutely pointless and my partner decided that the summit was not worth all the bushwacking. The third visit ended with success. When I get back from vacation I will trace up the route on a picture for the site since it traverses all over the southern side of the butte and can be quite confusing.