Anduril, Matthes Crest 5.10b R
Avg time to climb route: 5-9 hours
Approach time: 3-4 hours
Descent time: 2-3 hours
Number of pitches: 4
Height of route: 500' (length is 1 mile)
OverviewFA: Greg Barnes, Karin Wuhrmann, Florence Scholl, Maki Grossnick, September 2007.
A cool new route up the east face of the south end of Matthes Crest, Anduril offers a more challenging start to the majestic Matthes Crest south-to-north traverse. Anduril has lots of featured fins, stemming, and knobby face climbing with tremendous exposure in a wild setting.
The first 3 pitches have bolted anchors, and with the combination of face climbing and spaced pro in cracks, a light rack and a good supply of long draws are sufficient.
While not particularly runout, Anduril has several sections with runout 5.8 and a few harder sections with slightly poor pro. While there are short sections of offwidth, all but a couple short wide crack sections are avoided by climbing featured fins.
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The second pitch starts with a handcrack and fin, then transfers left to a slightly runout bit up double fins to a flared shallow hand crack and a bolted belay.
The third pitch climbs up and then steps dow... [full history for SuperTopo members only!]
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