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This route is located in the Southern Region at Historic Wall


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Legendary 5.10- (Trad) ****

First Ascent: Russ Jackson, Scott Hammon in 2012
Length: 70ft
Gear: (report bad anchors)

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The unbelievable crack left of C-Dog.
Moves: Fingers
Descent: Chains
Stays Dry: Downpour
Owner: Private

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4.7 stars (10 votes)
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5.10b (8 votes)

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Submitted by: rjackson
Date: Feb 14th, 2014

Submitted by: hamsco
Date: Feb 13th, 2014


dustonian said on February 2nd, 2014
I think that description is for Barbarian, another orange dihedral further left. This one starts off the ground and is about 10-...I think Scott Hammon was in on the FA/clean-up effort too. Incredible crack climb, but beware the upper tight-hands crux is often seeping for a few days after rain, even if you can't see it from the ground.
Anonymous said on February 7th, 2014
That is Barbarian in the photo.
hamsco said on February 14th, 2014
This is photo of FA of Legendary, by Russ Jackson Sept. 2011
Anonymous said on February 14th, 2014
A new 6 takes the scary out of this route. Super good rock climb!
dustonian said on February 14th, 2014
That is me on the "2nd ascent," hambone.
rjackson said on February 14th, 2014
Yep, not me. It's Dustin. And here's a color corrected image from the same ascent, up top before the overhanging layback... Great route! And more like 85-90 feet to the chains.
Anonymous said on February 15th, 2014
why would someone have bolted sport routes & put anchors on a couple crappy cracks, but not have climbed the two obvious dihedrals in good rock?
ray said on February 15th, 2014
Hey Anon, first of all you aren't anonymous. Second, dihedrals are all the same to me. Only difference is the size of the crack. I'm sorry I didn't make use of my climbing time the way you wanted me to but thanks for being concerned. How's Mexico?
Anonymous said on February 15th, 2014
you misunderstood. I was referring to the old-old sport routes and cracks. just seems improbable that whoever they are wouldn't have climbed this one too.
pigsteak said on February 15th, 2014
anon is way those sport routes went in and legendary did not get climbed back in the larry day did it with three chocks.
ray said on February 15th, 2014
I agree. Those are some of the best looking lines around. I guess we could ask Eric? I think those lines are his.
rjackson said on February 15th, 2014
I use to believe that too, but I've watched Kipp walk right by stellar easy routes to bolt choss intermediates, Ray you'll walk right by any trad these days, and I know Scott (Hammon) would rather fly fish than lay back. Add that with the rack they may or may "not" have had, a discovery of a better crag on the other side of the gorge, weather, personal life, ad nauseum, and it's easy to see how routes get skipped. Or... forgotten... Besides, shouldn't this be a thread on Facebook or over in the forum proper? :-)
hamsco said on February 16th, 2014
Yes that is Dustin. (Sorry Russ) Has every stellar crack at an obscure crag that has bolts, been climbed ? I don't think so. There are plum lines waiting to be picked at crags all over the region.
Anonymous said on February 16th, 2014
They no spray, you get FA
dfspau2 said on February 24th, 2014
WOW this thing is good!
Willy said on March 11th, 2014
Be sure to bring a #4 or #5 up with you for the wide bit that's hard to see from the ground