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BETA PHOTO: Arien working the crux of Draconian Binger.
Draconian Binger is an absolute Nine Mile gem. It ascends a slightly overhung arete on perfect sandstone over a good landing.
Sit start with a right-handed sidepull jug and a left hand on a small jib on the arete. From there, work up the arete using an assortment of bumps and slopers to reach the rock's apex and top it out.
The trick to this one is utilizing an inconspicuous three-finger crimp at about the 3/4 mark, as this section is thin for holds and anything helps out.
It is on the West face of Tempest Rock.
A few pads and a spotter, the more pads the better. The landing is good, but it is uneven, and there is a large rock directly behind the problem.
BETA PHOTO: Working the beginning moves of Draconian Binger.
BETA PHOTO: Draconian Binger beta.
BETA PHOTO: Arien at the start of Draconian Binger.