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The "start" of the crag

This route is located in the Eastern Gorge Region at Half Moon

Ellen's Descent

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Fallout 5.10a (Trad) ***

First Ascent: Larry Day in 1976
Length: 60ft
Gear: (report bad anchors)

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This is the first route encountered at the path at the base of the rock. Look for a radiant overhanging left-facing dihedral on the south side. Dyno up the thin crack. Heave into a slot then stem to the top.
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Owner: Unknown

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Submitted by: taurusclimber
Date: Oct 7th, 2018

Submitted by: taurusclimber
Date: Oct 7th, 2018

Submitted by: Ascentionist
Date: Jan 2nd, 2006


L K Day said on October 9th, 2006
Nice shot there Ascentionist. The psychedelic nature of those sandstone walls just blows me away.
Ascentionist said on October 9th, 2006
Thanks Larry, the guy in the pic is Tim Harrington, a western KY climber that you may have seen around the Red when you were here.
L K Day said on April 6th, 2007
The '76 ascent was on a top rope. I lead it years later '82? with Martin Hackworth following. Solid rock down low, choss at the top.
leftwich said on October 18th, 2011
Very cool to see a picture of Tim in his signature denim duds. What a character.
taurusclimber said on October 8th, 2018
Nice rock down low, choss up top as Larry said. Good movement though, and worth a go if you like early trad climbs. First time I've used a straight-down hand jam. It has a little bit of everything, fingers to offwidth.