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YDS: 5.10b/c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII ZA: 20 British: E2 5b

Type:  Trad, 2 pitches, 220', Grade II
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: KC Baum and Bob Faller, 5/14/1988
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Submitted By: Matthew Seymour on Jan 19, 2007

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Chris Breed belaying Adam Sinner on the first pitc...


P1: Climb up the nice hand crack through a small bulge at 5.8+ until you gain a nice ledge and belay.

P2: Exit the belay on the right, moving up a right-leaning hand crack leading to a small roof. Pass the roof on the right and climb through a bulge using flairing finger moves (crux). Continue up a nice crack in in dike rock then continue to the top via easy class 5.


Start on the other side of the detached pillar from Dual Reality in a hand crack.


Standard trad rack: small pieces to large hand pieces.

Photos of Verachocha Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: First pitch
First pitch
Rock Climbing Photo: Just past the crux.
Just past the crux.
Rock Climbing Photo: Pay attention to this warning!
Pay attention to this warning!
Rock Climbing Photo: Fortress Wall routes--right side.
BETA PHOTO: Fortress Wall routes--right side.

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By John Peterson
Mar 22, 2009

First time I did this I thought I was having an off day - the next time I decided it was an off climb. The crux (fixed nut) is pretty burly and not particularly pleasant. First pitch is OK though. We were looking at a traverse left from the belay to Dual Reality above the bolt - that might make a nice route that stays below 5.10.
By Jeremy Werlin
Oct 18, 2015

Descent beta: there is a rappel station high and right in the dike rock (after the 2nd pitch crux). 35m rappel, so a single 70m just makes it. Don't take any chances, remember to put stopper knots in the end of your rope. My 70m might be longer than yours.
By Jeremy Werlin
Oct 18, 2015

The first pitch is no giveaway, tricky moves higher up. Good rock all the way. Pitch 2 has great jamming and a pumpy lie back though the short crux. Excellent route!

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