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Milling About 

YDS: 5.11b French: 6c Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- British: E3 5c

Type:  Trad, 60'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11b French: 6c Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- British: E3 5c [details]
FA: Stuart Ruckman, Gary Olsen, 1987
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Submitted By: John Steiger on Aug 28, 2012
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Yeah, go ahead and lug the cams up, this route is worth it – an unusual (for BCC), two-part right-facing dihedral with a sweet fingers-to-thin-hands crack in the back. From the ground, either climb a somewhat licheny face to gain the ledge from which the first part of the dihedral begins, or – maybe better – start up Eraserhead (clipping its first bolt) and step right to the first part of the dihedral. One of the first routes put up on The Millstone. Ruckmans: “Strenuous and Canyonlands-esque.”


Between Eraserhead to the left and Personal Jesus to the right.


Double set of cams from thin fingers to thin hands, and maybe a few similar-sized nuts. Rap or lower from the anchors for Eraserhead (two bolts equipped with slings — in good condition as of this writing, but consider doing a public service and bring chains to install).

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By grk10vq
Aug 29, 2012

Some may want to spare the weight and only bring a single set of cams from .3 - #2
just sayin...

By John Steiger
Aug 29, 2012

Us old guys get scared easily.