South Face Diagonal
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|Type: ||Trad, 7 pitches, 1000 feet, Grade III|
|Consensus: ||5.9 [details]|
|FA: ||Jonathan & Brian Smoot, 2003|
|New Route: ||Yes|
|Submitted By: ||bsmoot on Dec 23, 2011|
Brian Cabe following the 3rd pitch
This route follows a series of unique diagonal ribs/ramps which are connected with mostly moderate face/slab climbing to the top of the South face. The rock is soft, white sandstone. All of the bad bolts & belays have been fixed, for now...
Descend route using 2 - 50 meter ropes.
Approach from above via the Deertrap Mt. Trail. Takes about 2 - 3 hours. Follow trail for about 3 miles, passing Hidden Canyon drainage to a small rise and several switchbacks in the trail. Exit trail at the top of the rise. Hike north, descending to a slick rock gully which leads to the South face. Bringing a topo map is prudent.
1 - .75 camalot, 6 long draws
Jonathan on pitch two. See climber at bottom cente...
Brian C. hiking last pitch.
Near the summit - unroping area, Brian & Rick.
At the base of the south face, Reverend Wyatt tell...
BETA PHOTO: GWT from the trail
|Comments on South Face Diagonal
|By Ben Folsom|
Dec 24, 2011
Thanks Brian, this looks great.
|By Stan Pitcher|
From: SLC, UT
Nov 26, 2012
Thanks Bros Smoot for another fine adventure route! As of Nov 17 all the lead bolts and anchors were solid. The first bolt on the 4th pitch has a loose hanger but held a couple of falls just fine - should have brushed up on my sandy slab skills before tackling this one! With a good topo map and BrianSLC's excellent approach beta it was a leisurely 3 hour approach - key is heading north just after getting the awesome view towards the East Temple and into Pine Creek.