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Pillars of Hercules 10-1-15

Fun climb! A notch or two above Rooster Rock…

Fairly clean, definitely have to test holds and steps. I didn’t use much protection but never really felt exposed. I think I used (2) #2 BD cams, (1) #9 BD nut, and (3) 4′ sewn runners.
I like the tree at the end of the traverse…
The anchor at the top… That anchor really isn’t around the bush, it’s actually around a rock bump on the summit, so even if that patch of shuddery withers away some day, that cable wrapped around the bump will suffice as an acceptable anchor…although I still think some day I’ll go back and sink a few bomber bolts.

In my opinion, I really don’t think there is a need for any fixed protection on the east route…it’s all there.

The rap…is only about 110′. I bet with a 60m rope and the stretch, you’d come really close to the ground. One 70m rope is perfect for this climb and rap…eliminating the need to bring a second rope…

A great after work adventure…

The East route…
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Looking up the first section…20′-30′ to the first protection…
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Looking down at Hugh…
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The beginning of the traverse on the north side…
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Legal or not, can’t beat the approach…
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From the summit, looking west…
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Looking east…
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The belay / rappel anchor at the top…
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The 110′ rappel off the south side…
Panorama 2

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