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Heliotrope, 5.9

 
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Heliotrope, 5.9
3rd Pitch- 120’- 5.8/ Instead of heading straight up the corner as you would for Sunflower, move out left on top of a precarious pedestal. From there you can see a crack up and off to the left. Most the ground to get there direct is quite blank. Continue up to an ironized varnished lip, but un-protectable, and then traverse left on the lip into the smallish corner where you can place good gear. Climb this corner as it turns into a crack and then disappears into blank territory. You can see Sunflower's fixed anchor up and right into a scoop. There is a small scoop up and left that allows you to build a decent station with .3-.75” gear.
Heliotrope, 5.9, 5 Pitches, Upper Solar Slab, Oak Creek Canyon, Red Rocks, NV, December, 2008

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Dow WilliamsSubmitted by Dow Williams
on Jan 2, 2009 11:33 am

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Object Title: Heliotrope, 5.9

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