|Trophy (on The Aerie), The || |
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The crux comes right off the ground trying to navigate some offwidth step-around move. After that, it's a pleasant 5.10 crack for well over 100'. A souvenir awaits at the top.
This climb is located on the east side and is characterized by a wide start coming out an overhang. After this the size diminishes as you move up. We walked off to the north as the summit equipment was unsafe. You could move off to the west for Weasels?
A double set of Camalots through #3, 1 #4, and a rack of Big Bros.
The surprise? A rad, summit trophy.
|By john durr|
From: Joshua Tree, CA
Jan 11, 2014
rating: 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b
This route's name is "The Trophy". FA by Noel Childs, Brett Bristol, Lee Marsh, Marion Durr and John Durr, 1987.
The formation is the Aerie. The route was named for a very large bowling trophy Brett wanted to use in the chimney section which was used as pro and left there per Brett's instructions "as a fixed piece".
Glad to see it got climbed again - it's a great route that's got it all including a great Platte summit.