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Archer T 
B. T. Express T 
Battle Axe S 
Clean Corner T 
Crawford's Face S 
Cream Puff, The T 
Crepes Corner T 
Desiderata T 
Earn Your Wings TR 
Fear of Flying T 
Fluted Crust T 
Hands Masseuse T 
Headjammer S,TR 
Iotolla S 
Jewel of the Nile S 
Knob Hill T 
Mad Wife T 
Miller's Highlife T 
New Blood S 
No Doubt Stout T 
Pie Face Dihedral T 
Pie in the Sky T 
Poly Grip S 
Road House Blues T 
Saw, The T 
Shelob's Lair T 
Slot, The T 
True Grip T 
Walk Like an Egyptian T 
Wind S 
Wipe Out T 
Zig Zag T 
Zig Zag Finish T 

Mad Wife 

YDS: 5.8+ French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 65'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.8+ French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: D. Nidever and K. Nelson, 1981
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Submitted By: 426 on Mar 20, 2007

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Kicking out the Mad Wife.


Wide crack about 40' left of the "Direct" start of Crepes Corner (also known as the Cuisinhart for it's razor like nature).

A bit crusty but good for the novice wide leader. Protects well with just a few wide pieces.


Obvious wide crack near Lunch Ledge. Scramble off to Crepes, or climb Wind/Shelob's Lair to continue. Rappel is possible, too.


To 4" or bring a 5 or 6 if you have them. Not mandatory though. Thins/eases up pretty quick.

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By DJ Reyes
From: Northern Nevada
Mar 11, 2015

I climbed this back in 03'. It was fun, but short. I Looked at it recently and it looks like the top is now filled in with brush. If you're planning on leading it don't forget your pruners in addition to your wide gear.

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