Sisyphean Labor

This route is located in the Upper Gorge Region at Wall of Denial

Buckeye Testpiece


15.
+3
3 votes

Strick 9 5.9 (Trad) ****

First Ascent: Neal Strickland, Anne Lucas in 1990
Length: 50ft
Gear: (report bad anchors)

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This route ascends the obvious right-facing dihedral around the corner from Sisyphean Labor. The route is just left of a face with some bolted routes and has a small overhang about 45 feet up.
Moves: Hands
Descent: Cold shuts
Stays Dry: Downpour
Owner: NFS
Steepness:
classic (1) beautiful (1) fingers (1) vertical (1) exposed (1) dihedral (1)
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Submitted by: caribe
Date: Apr 8th, 2013

Submitted by: Willy
Date: Sep 24th, 2012

Submitted by: ray
Date: Dec 19th, 2005

Comments

1
J-Rock said on June 23rd, 2004
Classic!
2
John E said on February 8th, 2005
A great route.
3
Paul3eb said on May 16th, 2005
great route.. gear up top is a little tricky.
4
Ascentionist said on October 11th, 2005
One of the best 5.9 cracks in the Red.
5
flint said on July 3rd, 2007
Make sure you rack the tricams for the top.
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JR said on July 4th, 2007
Or what?
7
Yasmeen said on July 4th, 2007
Or you'll have to use what those who don't bother buying tricams use... cams.
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michaelarmand said on July 13th, 2008
Classic! All you need is a nut for the top....I guess a tri-cam would also work....
9
Dman said on June 7th, 2009
great route #1metoulis fits good after the roof
10
CLIMBTRAD said on September 13th, 2009
a must do thanks for dman on the lead. need a broom at the smoke out ledge imean belay ledge great route
11
toad857 said on February 21st, 2012
Awesome friction in the crack, good stances to be had for placing gear. Super fun climb.
12
tpowell said on March 23rd, 2014
Some of the best stemming I've ever done on a route.
13
DirtMcGirt said on March 19th, 2015
If you have made it to the roof, no need to place gear past the fixed nut - just gun for the top! Awesome the whole way.
14
jnolte said on November 6th, 2016
New anchors