Attack of the Sand Shark

This route is located in the Northern Gorge Region at Phantasia

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St. Alfonso's 5.7 (Trad) **

First Ascent: Eric Bostrum, Carol Beechy in 1976
Length: 80ft
Gear: Standard rack (report bad anchors)

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Walk 25 feet left from Attack of the Sand Shark to locate a wide handcrack. Climb the crack to a ledge.
Moves: Hands
Descent: Rap from tree. Bring fresh webbing if you want to do it right.
Stays Dry:
Owner: NFS
Steepness:
fists (1) hands (1)
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3.11 stars (27 votes)
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Submitted by: Redpoint
Date: Feb 18th, 2011

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1
ynot said on October 13th, 2003
longer than 60 ft.More like 75 or 80
2
The Pirate said on June 28th, 2004
long and tough lead for a 5.7
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squeezindlemmon said on June 27th, 2006
Super FUN!
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Anonymous said on September 5th, 2008
Good, wholesome, safe climb. Start with a whole-body chimney that gets you safely far off the ground onto a ledge to protect the start of your route. Then move into hand jams and jam-all-sorts-of-body-parts-into-crack territory. Easily protected with medium cams and hexes.
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redwards said on October 6th, 2008
No need to go in the chimney at all - tons of great face holds/stemming. Good fun. 3.5 stars.
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p0bray01 said on May 18th, 2009
this little baby is stout...and to top it off...I was rewarded with a soaking wet crack in the last 10 feet.
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trogdor said on April 4th, 2010
yes indeed
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kman154 said on February 17th, 2011
Cool Climbing. Muddy at the top.
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rjackson said on February 6th, 2016
All the above!
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turbo2000gt said on May 30th, 2018
Bring lots of hand/fist sized cams. The bottom 30 feet looked chossy, but it really wasn't too bad. Really fun climb. There is only webbing around one tree, but there were 3 pieces of nylon and one perlon cord all going through one rap ring. Looked pretty solid to me.