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Amazing Grace T 
Castor T 
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Conn's East T 
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Dinah Moe-Hum T 
Dirty Old Man T 
Discontent T 
Expletive Deleted T 
Frosted Flake T 
Grand Finale T 
Hidden Assets S 
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Hopeful Illusions T 
Kid Galahad T 
Low Octane T 
Nip and Tuck T 
Orangeaid T 
Pancho and Lefty S 
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Soler T 
Soler - Variation: Soler Escape T 
Spock's Brain T 
Talbert Picklefish T 
Terminal Velocity T 
Terra Firma Homesick Blues T 
Time Flies T 
Vietnam Veterans Against the Wall T 
Vision, The T 
Windy Corner T 
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Grand Finale 

YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 70'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: Eve Uiga, Herb Laeger
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Submitted By: A Terray on Apr 1, 2012

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Start on the Alcoa ledge, 10 feet left of Orangeaid crack. Climb up shallow right facing corner and crack system. Trend left to exit left of the summit (shuts).
Barnes calls this 9+. I think this is one of those old school routes that just hasn't been done enough to up the grade. It is all of 10b, harder than castor/pollux and equivalent to orangeaid.


10 feet left of Orangeaid, on the Alcoa Ledge.



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By climbinbob
Sep 6, 2012

I seconded this route years ago, when it was rated 5.9. It's damn hard, although it does protect well. The HARDEST 9 I've ever climbed except for Conans Gonads at Lumpy Ridge in Colorado. But, maybe I was just spent from the long hike into Conans. If you're solid at the grade, go for it!

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