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Fern Point - Party Buttress
Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
'Bout Time S,TR 
Autum Fire T 
Back in the Saddle T 
Biohazard T 
Crimes of Flashin'  S 
Diversity in Microcosm T 
Eat My Dust S 
Exoduster S 
Freaky Stylee S 
Harbinger Scarab S 
Manute Bol T 
Modern Primitive S 
Party All the Time T 
Party in My Mind T 
Party Till Yer Blind T 
Pocket Pussy S 
Premarital Bliss T 
S'more Energy S 
Smooth Operator T 
Stealth and Magic S 
Stim-O-Stam S 
Sweetest Taboo , The S 
Techman S 

Diversity in Microcosm 

YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a

   
Type:  Trad, 80'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: Tom Howard, Dan Perry 1985 variation finish Steve Lancaster, Doug Chapman 1985
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Submitted By: Jeremy Steck on Oct 8, 2007

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After entering the "pod"

Description 

A splitter hand crack leads to a left arching wide pod chimney. Traverse left and lower from shuts on 'Bout Time. You can continue to the top (5.6R I think), but the best part is the obvious first 40 Ft.

Variation: Climb the clean dihedral that is overhanging, move into a flared alcove (look inside for gear). Hand-traverse the scary look rock to a big comfy ledge, place pro, continue up the left facing dihedral to another off-hands crack above.

Most people skip the R rated version, and do the variation.

Location 

Start about 30 Ft. left of the Exoduster area.

Protection 

Hand size gear, a few smaller pieces. Large gear may be placed in the pod but is not necessary.

Bring the biggest gear you have if you do the R rated version.


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