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Basement Corner T 
Big Rock Falling S 
Coach Demonstrates S 
Cowboy Arete S 
Dragon Pole T 
Dragon with Matches T 
Everybody's Welfare S 
Flying Teeth T,TR 
Hao Ren Alang S 
Harley Davidson S 
Hermit Crab S 
High Class Quickdraw S 
Into Thin Air TR 
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Just Five-Thirteen S 
Lava Tube S 
Lion Queen S 
Motorcycle S 
New Ferrari S 
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Redhead S 
Rodeo Clown T 
Security Blanket T 
Sidestep T,TR 
Slab Sea T,TR 
Three-Legged Dog T 
Twisting S 
Under the Staircase TR 
Vita S 
Water Heater Route T,TR 
Who Fooled Who? S 

Hermit Crab 

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

Type:  Sport, 60'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
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Submitted By: Nate Ball on Oct 11, 2012

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At the far right side of the Basement, after going up a rock step, locate a slab of darker stone that faces directly north. It is just to the right of Rodeo Clown and a few obscure sport routes, and left of the Old Man Wall. It is pretty much the only route in the entire basement that isn't vertical or overhanging. Getting off the ground can be the crux for beginning leaders. Once established, try to stay on the face, as the going is still 5.7ish, with maybe one 5.8+ move. The crack to the right is full of loose chunks, not recommended. Most of the route is quite easy. If you want some extra exposure, try to stay to the left - on the arete. Watch your head at the topout!


Far right side of the Basement, on a north-facing slab


316 steel (2007)

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