on South Crack (5.3) which is a fun little route that
gets you to the top. The approach pitch is 60 feet of
4th class so watch it in the chimney. South Crack has a
new bolt and new anchors at top to rap down. Our goal is
an easy day of toproping three great climbs. Click
here for more information on Pinnacle Peak.
Crack is the wide route on right. 28th Day is
face up the left and middle.
We rap down one at a time
and each toprope 28th Day (5.9R). It is a three star
granite face. Definitely a then slab. It is about 80
feet with three bolts. If you can get to first bolt on
lead you will live. It is 30 feet of solid 9 to bolt
one. The last part at top is really 10a by Cochise
standards. Excellent route.
Next we move our anchor to
toprope the classic Birthday Party (5.7). This now has
three bolts on the thin face down low. The top is an
awesome overhanging hand crack that would take a #2
Camelot. This pitch is about 80 feet and was great. Last
we did just to the right a route called Dried Oatmeal
(10bR). Just left is Pecker Party (10b). These are
excellent thin faces each with three bolts. Dried
Oatmeal originally had two bolts and was R rated.
Another three star route. This reminded me on face
climbing Sheepshead at Cochise but shorter.
I was originally going to
climb at Isolation Canyon with Manny but the snow was
too deep up north. Manny is one of a few who are
developing routes at Isolation Canyon. Manny promises
Isolation is a great place to climb trad and sport.
here for more information on Isolation Canyon.
Manny is a great host and
likes to meet visiting climbers. He also has climbed
many times in the Brazos. Most recently he climbed with
Ed Romero and climbed Resolution Ridge. Give Manny a
call when in Arizona. He is SONSO45 at rockclimbing.com.