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What a Maroon

This route is located in the Eastern Gorge Region at Princess Arch

The "end" of the crag


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3D 5.9 (Trad) **

First Ascent: Ed Pearsall in 1980
Length: 75ft
Gear: (report bad anchors)

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Walk left about a hundred feet to a left-facing overhanging dihedral. Climb up a crack to the corner, then stem to a ledge. Traverse right to a rappel tree.
Descent: Rap from tree
Stays Dry:
Owner: Unknown
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Submitted by: nolanamos
Date: Aug 14th, 2019

Submitted by: nolanamos
Date: Aug 14th, 2019

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1
Crankmas said on December 20th, 2003
showed Ed this lin
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Sco Bro said on September 8th, 2008
I’m not much of a trad climber, but this seemed rather difficult. Perhaps it was the dirt, perhaps it was all the spiders, maybe just because I was running out of gear, but most likely because I wasn’t climbing back in 1980 when they decided to call this 5.9. Gray webbing from the rap tree was installed 9-1-08.
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pawilkes said on April 15th, 2011
I thought this route was pretty good, at least three stars, maybe four. it wasn't dirty either. no mud or dirt in the crack. it seemed tough for the grade, true old school 5.9. i'd highly recommend it.
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Anonymous said on February 25th, 2016
I'm with pawilkes, good route, 3-4 stars.