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SawtoothSeanLOose Block above bolt
Date Climbed: Mar 22, 2014

SawtoothSean

At the first aid bolt, nearly pulled off a giant loose block. Called it a day at this point. Still fun to hike out amongst the towers. Great belay spot on the smaller tower after P1
Posted Apr 1, 2014 10:01 pm

Digglersketch  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 11, 2012

Diggler

After some straight-forward climbing, lower crux was thought-provoking, well-protected, & fun. Chimney was typical funky Entrada Arches, though definitely half as weird as Bullwinkle. Sketch factor starts after exiting the chimney. Extremely glad to clip that first drilled angle. After pulling the mantle off the second one (where erosion seems to be actively eating away at the underlying rock), rope drag was killing me, so I down-aided back to the lower 'bolt' to remove my (extended) draw- extremely happy to pull that off, then to get back up it. Enormous death block atop mantle scared the shit out of me- protect there, blow it, & I'd envision the whole thing coming down. Retrieved a quickdraw & locker from the wise previous party who bailed at that point. Extremely glad to successfully get to 1st 'belay.' Crux summit mantle sketch, too. While a slip would likely be caught fine by the drilled angle below, it is still a committing move. Probably the sandiest rock I've ever been on- convinced I was going to slip right off! That crux foothold is totally going to get smaller & smaller with each successive climber- soon it'll be 5.9, then 5.10, ... At any rate, extremely happy to be at the top- great views, & a fun rap' back down.
Posted Feb 16, 2012 12:14 pm

shanahan96obscurity in arches?  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 16, 2011

shanahan96

found a tower off the beaten path in arches! climbed the west chimney with aaron on a beautiful april morning the day after ancient art. P1 in the chimney was a great lead and the A0 sections of P2 were the most wild climbing either of us had ever done.

jamie
Posted Aug 20, 2011 1:06 am

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