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Tricks of the Trade (5.11a C2 V) - A2

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  Difficulty 5.11a A2
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure 5.00/5
  Rock Quality 4.00/5
  Scenery 5.00/5
  Fun Factor 5.00/5


Ascends a lower buttress of Isaac via a series of chimneys and cracks to a series of halfway ledges. From here, climb an offwidth to a handcrack and pendulum over to a crack system splitting the headwall for about 300' Continue up a gulley to a final steep fist crack.

Submitted by: bandycoot on 2006-03-27
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Route ID: 71202

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  Difficulty 5.11a A2+
  Safety Rating PG13
  Rock Quality
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: superbum on 2007-10-12 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars One of my favorites so far...

Pretty damn good route. Honest, hard wide cracks and chimneys...forever! Climbed in two days w/ Cullen Kirk, hauling to the ledges and then scrambling w/ the haulbag to pitch ten (the bivy.) Tried to get a headstart and fix a rope but I did a variation to avoid the offwidth at the base of the headwall (as described in Bjionstad's book "Desert Rock") and had to downclimb the 5.10 hands pitch as it was a dead end atop a pillar. Nine pitches up the headwall, a scramble to the summit and Rappeling the route brought us to the base right at dark the second day. Awesome. The rap anchors are great and have been set up stuck ropes for us! we pretty much brought the same rack as described above, but added some slider nuts (VERY useful on the C2) and some hybrid aliens and offset nuts, all for the aid.

Added: 2007-10-12

  Difficulty 5.11a A1
  Safety Rating PG13
  Rock Quality
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: franzr on 2004-03-30 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Classic Zion route!

What a killer day. Got to the summit a bit late, but managed to rap the route (including a heinous stuck rope) before it was fully dark.

Added: 2007-03-30

Hang Dog Hang Dog ascent by: bandycoot on 2005-10-23 (View Climbing Log)

0 out of 5 stars Ascent Note

Rather chossy, but unique. Many novel pitches. Definitely more adventure climbing than anything. Fell once on the final fist crack. Had a thunderstorm ~10 miles away that sprinkled us and made us nervous at the halfway bivy ledge. The halfway ledges could use some fixed rappel anchors.

Witnessed by: poorboy
Added: 2005-10-23