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La Cosita, Left 
La Cosita, Right 
La Escuela 
Little John, Left 
Little John, Right 
Mark of Art 
Masquerade/Call Me Ishmael 
Moby Dick 
Moby Dick, Left 
Party Mix 
Peter Left 
Peter Pan 
Pine Line 
Pterodactyl Terrace, Left 
Pterodactyl Terrace, Right 
Reeds Leads 
Sacherer Cracker 
Salathe (pitch 1) 
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Short But Thin 
Slack ( center), The 
Slack, Left, The 
Sparkling Give-away 
West Buttress (pitch 1&2) 

Pterodactyl Terrace, Right 

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

Type: Trad, 1 pitch, 110'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11b French: 6c Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- British: E3 5c [details]
FA: Glen Denny and Eric Beck (Apr '63) --- FFA: Vern Clevenger (1975)
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Submitted By: Bryan G on Oct 28, 2012
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This is worth toproping after climbing the left side route, or probably a pretty bold lead. It starts a short ways left of Pine Line. Follow a crack up to a roof and then make a difficult traverse left. On TR it's also possible to make a more direct start by climbing face (10d) up and left to a thin crack which joins the regular line.

A ways up the crack system is interrupted by a bulge. The 11b crux is pulling over that and then stepping right into another crack system. Easier climbing leads up the right side of the terrace.

Rappel from the bolted anchor (good bolts). One 70m easily makes it. A 60m might work too but will be close.


Pro to 2", mostly small stuff.

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