On Feb 7, 2009, a man stood in Lower Devil’s Canyon and watched a pair of climbers ascending a huge tower across the canyon. As he watched the leader step up onto the summit, he heard a victory yell. The leader was Marcy Makarewicz and her victory yell was “Shmotem Pole!!!”
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The Shmotem Pole 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, 3 pitches, 250'
High Man on the Shmotem Pole 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c Sport, 1 pitch, 150'
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High Man on the Shmotem Pole 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c AZ : Central Arizona : ... : The Shmotem Pole
Arete climbing at its finest, and it just keeps going and going. Follows the prominent arete on the right side of the Shmotem Pole from base to summit. Well protected, yet with enough space between the bolts to keep your attention. The first pitch ends on a ledge 15 feet to the right of the second belay on The Shmotem Pole. The second pitch is still a project and will probably go at about 5.12-.UPDATE: This pitch is now considered an open project. However, there may still be a couple bolt hanger...[more] Browse More Classics in AZ
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