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Damon Farnum approaching the crux on Pins.
Start in a wide, right-leaning crack, with a small seam that leads up to the left. Climb past a left-angling crack (The Power of Positive Thinking, 10) to a small pod on the right side of the crack about 1/2 way up. Reach for a good, right-facing, side pull and pull up through the blank face (crux). The second difficulty is climbing though the small edges with poor feet near the top.
This is located about eight feet right of Outside Corner.
Small gear if leading, belay/TR anchors on top.
Near the top of Pins.
Urban climbing in its prime. The paint makes ever...
BETA PHOTO: Pulling Through the Crux
BETA PHOTO: Approaching the crux.
|By john strand|
From: southern colo
Jan 31, 2010
FFA: Kevin Bein.
From: Everett, MA
May 22, 2012
Good lead, and there's a bomber placement for that 00 Metolius that you haven't used in months up there! Pro is kinda tricky up top though....