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A well protected face friction climb on a rounded arete. Crux is after the third bolt.
The route is the first bolted line immediately left of the 5.6 chimney start of Royal Arches.
5 to 6 quick draws for the modern bolts protecting the route, and slings for the three bolt anchor (of which two of the bolts are old quarter inch bolts).
By Kaleem Khwaja
From: Emeryville, California
May 29, 2013
rating: 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
I actually thought the crux was getting off the ground (unless you use the crack start of Surplus Cheaper Hands a few feet left, which I assume is off-route). Difficulty seemed to ease up after the second bolt. Then again I did find myself doing a pull up on my finger nails somewhere around the 3rd bolt, but that was more painful than cruxy.
The anchor is entirely rebolted now.