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Tachycardia ascends the most obvious weaknesses in the south face and headwall of Heart Rock. With the brief exception of the crux sequence, it stays on vertical and less-than vertical terrain for its entirety. The route is a multi-pitch adventure offering some of the most breathtaking exposure that can be had for the grade in Maple.
Pitch 1 (Vena Cava): Climb directly up the toe of Heart Rock through great jugs and big cobbles. Belay at a sloping ledge with two bolts. 30 meters, 5.5.
Pitch 2 (The Left Ventricle): A large cobble is visible above the belay ledge–aim to the left of this feature. This pitch trends constantly left to land you at a two-bolt belay at the western end of the headwall. 25 meters, 5.6.
Pitch 3 (Tachycardia): The first bolt is slightly right of the belay, where a short bulge forms the crux of the route. Above here, traverse left to find a great exposed line up the headwall. After a blank sandstone section near the top, bypass a two-bolt belay in a small pod. From here, two options exist: the recommended route is to scramble across and straight up a sandstone slab (1 bolt protects the slab) to a two-bolt belay at the top of the prow (5.easy); one may also follow three bolts to the rappel station on the left. 30 meters, 5.8.
Sign the register at the summit!
Descent: Do not rappel from the summit proper! Scramble west across the gap to a rappel station with chains. Rappel to the base of the headwall (30 meters). From here it is possible to make a single 30-meter rappel to the ground (rappel to the west, into the gully between Heart Rock and Changing the Stripes. Walking off is also an option, though not recommended.
Follow the approach directions in the Heart Rock Area description.
12 quickdraws, belay station gear, 60 meter rope (or longer). As with all Maple Canyon multi-pitch routes, please wear a helmet. These routes see far less traffic than the canyon's single-pitch routes and rockfall is therefore a far greater hazard.
BETA PHOTO: Heart Rock Area overview showing Changing the ...
Matthew Selman and Jason Stevens at the crux of
a look at the 3rd pitch
BETA PHOTO: Heart rock from the pull-off
Dec 3, 2012
A highly improbable moderate for such an imposing formation. The first two pitches are casual and enjoyable. The last pitch is a bit terrifying, though well protected; once you move out of the belay cave the exposure is rattling, but moderate moves are there if'n you can keep it together. Again, a classic of a route for its ability to find a 5.8 line up Heart Rock.
|By Jason Stevens|
From: Ephraim, UT
Feb 8, 2013
I cant believe you stole this route from me! That'll teach me to eye a route for a decade and assume no one else is looking at it. Well done, Selman, well done.
From: South Jordan, UT
May 5, 2013
This route will soon become a Maple classic. Two mellow approach pitches which are fun and serve as a nice warm up. The third and final pitch has incredible exposure, fun moves and is well bolted. Great line on an impressive feature. Do this route now!
May 28, 2013
So exposed! My father pulled a huge rock on the third pitch and went for a ride! I don't love the scramble from summit proper to the rappel chains (though not enough to drop from 4 to 3 stars). Other than that I loved it! I used my extra quick.
|By Austin Farnworth|
From: mapleton utah
Jul 18, 2013
rating: 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c
Definitely my favorite multi pitch in maple! The person that bolted this is a genius! Maybe I'm blind or something but I couldn't find the rap anchors so we rapped down the route across the gully
|By Garrett C|
Sep 10, 2013
Austin I believe those are the proper rap chains. If you are looking at the bolts for summit proper, the proper belay chains are directly behind you across the small gulley (which requires a scramble to get to). We also noticed some old rap chains to the right of summit proper, but decided to not use them (seeing as how we only had a 60m rope). Amazing climb, and exposed as hell!