The "start" of the crag

This route is located in the Muir Valley at Great Wall

Ledgends of Limonite

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Weapons of Mass Deception 5.9 (Trad) ***

First Ascent: J.J., Jared Hancock in 2004
Length: 85ft
Gear: Small to medium (report bad anchors)

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Follow aesthetic angling fingercrack on the right side of the dihedral to a leftward roof traverse. Continue up the handcrack and arete feature to a large ledge with a roof. Don't forget to enjoy the view from the top.
Moves: Hands
Descent: Chain Anchor under roof.
Stays Dry:
Owner: Muir Valley

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3.3 stars (20 votes)
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5.9 (13 votes)

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andy_lemon said on October 12th, 2004
Cool route... did Tom and I get the second ascent?
andy_lemon said on October 12th, 2004
The route itself is pretty cool but the star rating I gave was definately because of the exposure and view, not the route.
said on November 8th, 2004
this thing was so dirty and slimey that we didn't even consider getting on it. Why is it 2 out of 3 stars??
J-Rock said on November 10th, 2004
You must climb past the first 10-15 feet to find out. Things are not always as they appear.
J-Rock said on November 10th, 2004
J.J. put several hours of work into cleaning this route. That is a gorgeous arching fingercrack, a cool roof traverse to a fun handcrack and a super-exposed arete near the top, and a wild top out into the cave with an amazing and commanding view of the valley. This route has it all (if you can look past the first 10-15 feet of easy adventure climbing).
andy_lemon said on November 10th, 2004
Sandy, if you would have looked at the route from the top rather than from the base of the cliff you would know why it has 2 stars.
said on November 15th, 2004
ok, I believe you and will give it a try. Boltergeist doesn't look good from the ground either, yet is super fun.
Wolf said on May 8th, 2006
Very cool line, very good view. Bring some long runners, and the rope drag will only be bad, instead of terrible. Jared and J.J., nice find!
trog said on July 27th, 2008
Forgot the long runners....oh the rope drag! Still had a blast
dirtdog said on November 3rd, 2008
Don't pass over this one! I didn't find it to be too dirty and I thought the climbing was really fun for my .9 trad abilities. The view made for a sweet end to a day of climbing on the other side of Weber Hollow. Thanks for the work on this one fellas.
dnietosi said on May 12th, 2012
Yeah yeah! The view very nice. Spiders, greens and so much drag i had to down climb, free the rope, get back up again. The fun turn out to be just "fun". I recommend it!
DrRockso said on June 13th, 2013
Note, this climb is mistakenly marked as a sport route in the most recent 4th edition guidebook.
dustonian said on August 27th, 2014
Great route!
MikeWilkinson said on May 6th, 2018
Don't pass this up if you're passing by with your rack! Might look dirty from the trail but scramble up to the base of the finger crack and get a proper look. As others have said, bring slings for the traverse and enjoy the view from the top.