The Route to Mecca
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BETA PHOTO: Moderate Mecca Left End
A fun route to hop on, if you are already planning on heading out to the area. The more popular climb "The Haj"(5.9),shares an anchor with this route. "The route to Mecca" starts 10 feet or so left of "Sir Climbalot"(5.7PG)and"The Haj"(5.9). Climb the short,left facing corner,then pull up over the well protected bulge(crux)continuing to climb the fun, left facing corner/crack that will exit onto a couple of ledges. Scramble up the ledges(watch out for the barrel cactus)to a bolted communal anchor on a nice sized ledge. Rappel with one 60 meter rope.
Standard rack to 3"
BETA PHOTO: a look down the end of the climb
BETA PHOTO: good look from the bottom. great pro from start to...
|Comments on The Route to Mecca
From: Las Vegas, NV
Nov 21, 2006
Route very similar to Sir Climbalot to it's right; crux kinda down low so protect well then cruise the rest of the route! Maybe a bit better gear on this route than its neighbors!
From: Lyons, CO
Dec 17, 2008
This is the better of the two 5.7's here. You'll want a tiny cam .33" for the upper lieback dihedral move.
What's up with the cheap ass chain anchor? Make sure to save some skinny biners to fit through the tiny links as there are no hangers up there either.
|By dirty son of a cinch|
From: las vegas, nv
Feb 8, 2012
my second trad lead climb!! great protection- and in need of some real anchors!!
|By Alex Ethier|
Jul 16, 2012
This route is in serious need of an anchor!!! Current anchor situation is rather dodgy.
The anchor itself is fine but the traverse from route to Mecca to the anchor is sketchy.