The Elephant Mostly trad climbing7 routes in sector
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Includes the elephant's trunk & head, as well as the full-height slab immediately to its right.
Access issues inherited from Mount Franklin
The area boasts some endangered fauna and flora and care must be taken to not damage any of the flora that inhabit Mt Franklin. Removal of plants could result in climbing restrictions.
It is located on the left side of the west face and is reached by following the tourist trail around the base of the dome. When the trail turns left, you will see the blank slabby feature resembling an elephant.
Water streak 10m right of Trick or Treat. Need plates for 8 bolts, belays are U-bolts. Clips can be exciting
30m (18): Slab past 7 carrot bolts to DBB.
30m (18): Slab past 8 carrot bolts to DBB.
25m (14): Up past 5 bolts to DBB.
FA: M. Tiller & J. Siamos, 1997
30m (17): Up slab past 5 bolts to short L-trending cracks (medium cams), then to DBB.
30m (13): Up mossy slap past 4 more bolts to left facing corner. Continue up corner to more bolts and natural pro to DBB.
27m (11): Mostly trad with a trad belay.
FA: R. Weiter & D. Rao, 2010