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Jason Williams cranking into the crux move.
This is the cool roof route located between Aspiring Frog and Energy before Ecstasy. Take the trail to the Surreal Estate Wall, and walk left a minute or so. The route goes through an obvious roof.
Climb the face past a couple bolts to the roof. There is a bolt right in the middle of the roof - clip it and crank. Just remember that an 11 this steep has to have jugs, and go for it. Make sure you're warmed up or you'll end up like me and with a wicked flash pump. Be careful as a couple of the pockets may be sharp - my partner sliced his hand pretty badly. Above the roof, work your way up the face to the anchor and glory.
Standard Shelf Road rack (QDs).
Aaron Branch working the crank part of the overhan...
The next move is the crux.
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|Comments on Hostile Crankover
|By Jesse Ryan|
Mar 31, 2003
A super fun line, 3 stars in my book, but an easy tick at 11c. All but one or two committing moves felt like 5.10+ or less.
|By Jared LaVacque|
Dec 23, 2008
First ascent is by Mark VanHorn.