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Rapprochement T,TR 
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Socket Wrench T,TR 
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Sunny and Sheer T,TR 
Superior Arete T,TR 
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YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b

Type:  Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 120'
Original:  YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b [details]
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Submitted By: Travis Hibbard on Feb 16, 2007

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Bob moving past his last piece of gear before topp...


From RCM&W

A reachy crux near the bottom leads to slightly easier climbing above. Start on the face between Ex Nihilo and Sunny and Sheer. Climb up through double cracklets (crux at pin) and enter the 5.9 corner above.


Standard Rack, larger pieces for a toprope setup

Photos of Rapprochement Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: amphitheatre stone wall lookout/barricade. rapproc...
amphitheatre stone wall lookout/barricade. rapproc...
Rock Climbing Photo: top-out. (amphitheatre wall is in the foreground).
top-out. (amphitheatre wall is in the foreground).
Rock Climbing Photo: Bob on lead.
Bob on lead.

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By randy baum
From: Minneapolis, MN
May 3, 2009

in the amphitheater. top out is just in front of the stone wall. for anchor, put small nuts, hexes, or cams in the crack systems just in front of the stone wall.

fun route with cool features: clean, paraellel cracks; crystal (?) jugs; detached flake at the start.
By Pontoon
From: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Jun 23, 2014

Description says "reachy crux." At 5.7", should I stay away, or should it probably still be doable?
By Peter L Scott
Jun 27, 2014

My wife is 5' 7" and many others shorter than that have done this route.
By Pontoon
From: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Sep 16, 2014

Thanks Peter. I flashed Rapprochement this weekend and totally agree the crux is quite reachy! But totally doable at 5'7". The holds are all there, probably someone shorter than me could do it using different footholds or target hand hold than I used.

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