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YDS: 5.11b French: 6c Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E3 5c

   
Type:  Trad, Sport, 70'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11b French: 6c Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E3 5c [details]
FA: Mark Schlocker
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Submitted By: mschlocker on Oct 4, 2010

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  • Description 

    Overhanging granite with some good handholds leads to a wild crux bulge.

    Location 

    Far right into the Dragon's Den area.

    Protection 

    The overhanging part is all bolted (6). The upper section takes some gear. Yellow Alien (.3") to 1".


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    The FA of Gecko Staricase.  Me pulling the wild bulge.  My arms are feeling the pump at this point.  People have asked, no that's not a bolted crack.
    The FA of Gecko Staricase. Me pulling the wild bu...

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    By mschlocker
    From: San Diego, CA
    Oct 4, 2010

    If you toprope this, it seems best to run the belay line far out left off of the overhanging wall.
    By mschlocker
    From: San Diego, CA
    Sep 27, 2013

    This is a very hard route to onsight. Some days it feels harder than 11b, maybe it is. Some days it just flows like a thing of grace.