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The Guillotine
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Annie's Overhang T,TR 
Barefoot Crack T 
Beginner's Chimney T,TR 
Beginner's Face TR 
Beginner's Nose TR 
Broken Boulders T,TR 
Broken Boulders Variation TR 
Corner TR 
Corner, The TR 
Labor Pains T 
Layback , The T,TR 
Levitation T 
Levitation Right Side T,TR 
Pike, The T,TR 
Rhus Toxicodendron Radicans T 


YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V ZA: 12 British: S 4b

Type:  Trad, 40'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V ZA: 12 British: S 4b [details]
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Submitted By: Andy Hansen on May 27, 2011

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BETA PHOTO: Follow corner crack through roofs.


Levitation is an inside corner system on the left side of the Guillotine wall- the corner system to the left of Labor Pains (5.10b). Get off the ground, crux, and move through the series of low roofs using good jams and stemming. A 5.9 variation goes up the left face after pulling the first roof. This climb is a good lead for those just breaking into the trad game. Dare I to say that this might be harder if face holds aren't used and only jams employed to move over the roofs?


Left side of the Guillotine wall.


Standard Rack

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Rock Climbing Photo: DT - 2011
DT - 2011
Rock Climbing Photo: Dan P
Dan P

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By Juggler
Jun 13, 2011

Tough direct start makes this rating a bit higher- not for beginners
By Woodchuck ATC
Jun 13, 2011

A very nice first lead, plenty of pro' for hex nuts even.
By Paul Campbell
From: Waukesha, WI
Aug 18, 2012
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

Good climb but I wouldn't recommend this to beginner leaders unless you want to see them hit the ground at the start.

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