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O'Neill ButteNorthwest, AZ
Northwest, AZ
Hike & Climb avatar Apr 27 2019
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I G  • Trad • 5.9 Sandstone Good • 120 Feet 2 Pitches
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Pro: Eats pro, BD 1-4. .4s and .5s will find use as well.
The schedules finally aligned for Pernell and I to get on a climb in the canyon together and we picked a good one the east face route of O'Neill Butte.

The East Face Route has a reputation of being pretty sandbagged and it lived up to its reputation. I think the agreed consensus is 5.9 and maybe approaching 5.9+ due to the, "bulge crux." Pernell led the tough first pitch with the crux and then we swapped leads at the obvious belay station just above the bulge crux. It was a little heady taking over at the second pitch. There was a good amount of exposure and it took a little bit of a committing move to get back on the climb and utilizing the crack again. Nevertheless, I stitched up that section. The second pitch got a lot easier after the initial start. It probably diminishes to 5.6 and nice positive hand holds become abundant. The final push to the top gets a little run out as opportunities for pro become non-existent in the OW push to the top. From the top of the second pitch, it was a quick scramble to the north western corner of O'Neill and the break to the top.

We got lucky with some nice clouds and great clear views from the summit. After signing the register and exploring the top a little, we headed down. There are what appear to be new chains at the top of the East Face Route. Its a 40m rap. A 70m rope alone will get you to the ledge 15 feet above the base of the climb.

Grand Canyon summit #22.
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