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Pete's Lament is basically a direct start to Stretcher. Start for Stretcher. Instead of going left and climbing the weakness, climb the blank, slightly (I'm talking about one or two degrees, here) overhanging wall to the right.
Eventually, you will merge back into Stretcher, where that route traverses right. Maybe some purists have climbed to the top without touching, or looking at, any holds on Stretcher. At any rate, the buisness resides on the lower face. The crux involves a V5 sequence off, you guessed it, thin crimps and bad feet.
By Tony Brengosz
Jun 16, 2012
rating: 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
This has a very technical and fun crux sequence, followed by enjoyable climbing to the top. I started the same as Stretcher, grabbed an ok left hand side pull, then moved right onto a gaston rail. After that, there are a few more tough pulls with tenuous feet until you reach the ledge on Stretcher and easier climbing.