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Watchman Scramble Crux Moves
The lower band of rock on the West Face of The Watchman is the crux of the scramble. This section went at a solid Class 4. This way is just to the left of a prominent deep and narrow crack at the base of the Wst Face. Just to the right of this crack is a slightly easier way (Class 3+), we discovered on the descent.

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SarahThompsonSomebody left a fixed rope

SarahThompson

Voted 10/10

On 3/21/09 we found a short fixed rope below where the the climber is in this picture. Unfortunately it didn't go all the way up the pitch. We had a rope and chose to set up a quick belay on the way up and rapped off a tree on the way down. I think it'd be rated 5.2ish by Colorado standards.
Posted Mar 28, 2009 6:07 pm

SawtoothSeanToo Bad

SawtoothSean

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I'm no hard guy climber at all, but one of the coolest parts of this scramble was having to do this section with no rope. I thought at the time it was tough 4th, but that could easily be low 5th class. Just to the right of this we found (down climbing) an even easier way- probably 3rd-4th class slick rock drainage type thing. Thanks for the update and checking out my stuff!
Posted Mar 29, 2009 2:41 am

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SawtoothSeanSubmitted by SawtoothSean
on Mar 27, 2006 5:48 pm

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