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Flake Route with the Upper-D Start
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By Tradoholic
Dec 12, 2009

Nice job! Blue TCU? Is that Metolious I assume? My favorite piece by far!

By Kayte Knower
Dec 12, 2009

Actually, I think this is the purple black Diamond C3, similar to grey TCU or black alien. I found a great little spot for it to the right of the crimps just after the crux. It's a small piece but the rock is excellent and it made me feel more comfortable about the rest of the route.

I did place your blue TCU later on though...snug as a bug.

By John W. Knoernschild
From: Wisconsin
Dec 12, 2009

Nice work Kayte!

By Steve Sangdahl
From: eldo sprngs,co
Dec 12, 2009

way to go kayte. I wonder if thats where I use to place the #3 rp.or is it by your feet. ITs cool ya can get a camming unit in there now. steve s.

By Kayte Knower
Dec 13, 2009

I think it's probably the same spot. That's a tiny cam and I remember that it keyed in from the right. I can imagine getting a "decent" RP there, but I bet it was super tricky to place it. I definitely didn't want to test my little cam. It is neat that the technology has improved so much. It makes me really appreciate what it was like to climb before.

By richard bechler
Jan 7, 2010

Steve I think you placed your RP(I think the only peice you had left of Kaytes left elbow there is also a place theere for a med stopper it might stack on top of three RP.Great lead Kayte!

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Flake Route with the Upper-D Start

Submitted By: Kayte Knower on Dec 12, 2009
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Flake Route (5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b PG13 )
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