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This is the chimney behind 'Slice and Dice'. It protects (!) with TCU's in a finger crack, so it seems like a good way to get to know this kind of climbing without the typical runouts found in most such fissures. I haven't tried it straight in (w/o using the back wall), but this would be a whole lot harder.
Further up this corridor one encounters a wavy, podded R-facing flake which we climbed for 100' or so. This has recently sprouted a lower set of anchors (right where it gets wide, funny) and a plaque: "Renegades of Funk, 5.10". Owing to the wing-like look of the feature, we had considered "Bernoulli Effect" as a name, but it was getting late to be sitting around carving on rocks.
Finger stuff to .75 Camalot. 2-pin anchor. Plaque.
looking out .. an having fun
Chris on lead topping out on Closed Course (on the...
|Comments on Closed Course
|By Joshua Merriam|
From: Boulder, CO
Nov 6, 2007
I climbed Renegades this past weekend and thought the anchors were in a strangely chosen spot. Too bad they aren't higher.
|By Rob Dillon|
From: '81 Sunrader
Nov 6, 2007
Go ahead and climb up to the old hex or whatever it was and take care of it. Thanks!
|By Kurt Prond|
From: Bozeman, MT
Jun 5, 2011
Replaced the anchor slings on 5/30/11
Oct 25, 2011
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c
i thought this was a really fun little route - definitely worth doing. as mentioned above, good intro to this type of climbing without the usual runouts. not too often that you get to plug a bunch of tiny cams into a 5.8 in the desert.