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Badfinger T 
Balrog T 
Beyond the Fringe T 
Blunderbus T,TR 
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Middle Earth T 
Never Never Land T 
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Nevermore T 
On Any Monday T 
Raunchy T 
Red's Ruin T 
Sente T 
Snake T 
Snowpatch T 
Talus of Powder T 
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Triangle T 
Turdland T 
V-3 T 
Wild Horses T 
Wisecrack T 
Wonderland T 
Yenta TR 


YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: E1 5a R

Type:  Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 90'
Original:  YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: E1 5a R [details]
FA: Mike Sawicky and Gene Smith, 1981
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Submitted By: Simon Thompson on Jul 15, 2013

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This climb has some great thin/balancy moves on a pebbly face. Would be better once cleaned a bit. There is a crux 10' up and then a few more hard moves above.

Climb straight up the face staying just left of most of the lichen and right of the Absurdland holds.


10' right of Absurdland. Rap station on top.


Doesn't look like much lead gear on this one so best to TR after doing Absurdland

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Sep 22, 2013

According to the guidebook, this was named after the incident with the bus and the hairpin turn on 44/55 in 1981, when the bus was left hanging in space. I wonder if there are pictures in the interwebs somewhere ...
By Dana Bartlett
From: CT
Oct 30, 2013

I think if you search one of the Gunks reunion threads on Supetopo there is a picture of the bus incident.

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