Totally High Maintenance
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Start by climbing the gamble oak leaning against the rock. Step on to rock, traversing right to corner/arete. This shares the first four bolts with Hysteria (12b) which forks off left from the ledge.
This is 50 feet north of waterfall - look for the oak tree start.
Twelve bolts, lower from the anchor 30m.
|Comments on Totally High Maintenance
|By Tim Kuss|
From: Durango, CO
Jun 14, 2009
This route goes through some of the softest looking rock in the area, but it offers excellent gymnastic movement and a nice steep angle with many pockets and huecos!
From: San Juans, CO
Apr 17, 2011
This route has two new bolts on the starting slab, one of which can be clipped from the crux-tree. Makes for a very enjoyable outing.
From: Durango, Colorado
Jun 6, 2011
The new bolts off the tree are nice. Don't need gear anymore. Agreed that some of the rock is soft, but it is some fun climbing.
From: CO / NM
Jun 15, 2011
We climbed up to the belay ledge from "Awakening" which is the left trending traverse from the Waterfall area. Great idea if you don't like climbing trees as part of the route. This second pitch is GREAT. Probably high 10s or super easy 11. If you're up there, you gotta do this second pitch.
From: San Juans, CO
Nov 29, 2012
The tree is going to die. What will we do? I vote that a chain ladder is installed from the first bolt!
From: Bayfield, CO
Nov 30, 2012
Looks like you converted to the dark side, bro.
|By Haywood Jeublowme|
From: Cortez, CO
Dec 9, 2012
Harold - why do you always have to be so negative?? WTF? East Animas is anything BUT the dark side!
|By Devin Fin|
Apr 22, 2013
+1 for the ladder. The tree should not die for the fun of the climbing community...some nails, hammer, saw... what about a wood ladder? I think it would look better then another dead tree? I don't know a stick clip an a lil tugging on the rope would get you to the same spot right? I will build the ladder... "I took wood shop". LOL