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At Death's Door

This route is located in the Tunnel Ridge Road Region at Jailhouse Rock

The Unknown Corner


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Trial by Fire 5.10c (Trad) ****

First Ascent: John Wesely, Dustin Stephens in 2015
Length: 120ft
Gear: (report bad anchors)

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Down and around the corner about 100' left of Petty Theft is this gorgeous orange dihedral system. Scamper up a triple crack system to a sapling, which provides protection for the clean blank dihedral above (5.8 R). Belay from a good ledge off hand and fist-sized cams. Pitch 2 tackles the obvious overhanging offwidth and chimney system looming above. Take a couple of big cams and a red tri-cam or narrow 1/2" cam for a small pocket at the second crux if you enjoy living. Rap 35 meters from a tree up top or walk off towards the Tunnel Ridge approach "trail" a couple of minutes to climber's left.
Moves: unknown
Descent: Rap from tree
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Owner: NFS
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dustonian said on July 31st, 2015
We climbed on face holds out left around the second OW.... seems like it would be way burly to climb it head-on