This fine face route lies on the outside face of the Arrowhead flake. Begin on the right side of the face where a thin seam/crack heads up the face to about 1/2 height. Climb the face and seam/crack past 5 bolts (10c/d), move left and up on ultra thin face past the 6th bolt (12a) which leads to easier (10+/11-) but sustained climbing to a 2 bolt anchor (also used by Firewater Chimney). 90 foot lower/off and/or rappel.
10 bolts, 2 bolt anchor/90+ foot rap -- 60 meter rope reaches just fine. (Optional blue TCU between 4th & 5th bolts.)
BETA PHOTO: The massive Arrowhead Flake, The Last Stand heads ...
Apr 23, 2006
rating: 5.11d 7a 24 VIII E5 6a
Very well protected with a short and technical crux. Interesting climbing for the full length of the route.
|By Richard Shore|
Nov 5, 2012
Great stuff! Opted to TR this one after rapping Firewater Chimney. Nice, steep edging on incut patina in a techy-corner yields to seemingly blank friction slab finish. Just when the angle starts to ease back, the holds completely disappear!
|By Rob M|
Mar 11, 2013
Some help folks: "90 plus rap" on the I can do it with a 60m rope and a bit of stretch, or 90 plus as in I'll be a few feet off the ground?
|By C Miller|
Mar 11, 2013
30 meter = 98.42519685 feet so you'll be fine. The notation on the rappel length is a carryover from the days when 50 meter ropes were more common (25 meters = 82.020997375 feet).