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YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI British: E1 5a

Type:  Trad, 2 pitches, 100'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI British: E1 5a [details]
FA: Rick Kollath, Dave Pagel
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Submitted By: Kris Gorny on Nov 1, 2007
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Start on the crack with a tree inside a right facing corner. The crack continuously widens and eventually turns into an off-width. Step up and slightly left, and continue on a crack towards the roof. Pull the roof (crux) and continue to the big ledge (some loose rock). From the ledge traverse left and finish on pitch 3 of Laceration Jam.


The route ascents the very prominent crack system with a small roof ~50 ft up, between Laceration Jam and Scars and Tripes. It is easily identifiable by the tree at the bottom (see beta picture).


Cams up to #5 BD. Double on medium sizes. Set of medium and large nuts. 24" slings.

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Crux of Pussyfoot. Scars and Tripes visible on the right and the diagonal traverse pitch of Laceration Jam can be seen on the left. Photo: Darin Limvere.
BETA PHOTO: Crux of Pussyfoot. Scars and Tripes visible on the...
Matt Johnson on "Pussyfoot" 5.9 at Palisade Head, MN. <br />Photo by: Laura Machacek
Matt Johnson on "Pussyfoot" 5.9 at Palisade Head, ...
Matt Johnson on last pitch of "Pussyfoot" 5.9 at Palisade Head, MN. <br />Photo by: Laura Machacek
Matt Johnson on last pitch of "Pussyfoot" 5.9 at P...
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By randy baum
From: Minneapolis, MN
Sep 28, 2008

double to triples of BD #2 and #3. single #1, #4. if not comfortable with wide cracks, take an extra four or two for the bottom. agree with author: take some 24" runners. also, bit of frail rock above the roof. belay takes small cams to #3.

man, those hand cracks and that roof are fun!