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YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 45'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b [details]
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Submitted By: Colonel Mustard on Feb 6, 2011

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Self Abuse


Put away the old flogging whip and pay the penance for your sinful ways on Self Abuse instead. This flaring maw of a crack starts with some sharp finger locks you will combine with lower body slab and chimney techniques to surmount. The hand jams following this bouldery crux section quickly lead to the flaring squeeze chimney you will grow to know, and, well, probably hate.

If the reason for this climb's name has not become apparent to you at some point during the squeeze, your technique is more dialed than mine. Caution is required, however, for there is some hollow rock as well as untrustworthy flakes inside the crack, but solid protection can be found. And remember to say hi to the alligator lizard as you pass, it is mellow and doesn't seem bitey.


The obvious O'Keeffe-esque crack on the South face of Midway Rock.


1" - 3" says the guidebook. #1-#4 Camalots will probably make you happy. 2 bolt anchor.

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By Weston L
From: Summerlin, NV
Feb 6, 2012
rating: 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b

Ze Lizard of Wyde was sighted again, although this time he appeared to be more in observation mode than participant mode. The crack is dry (as dry as it gets) right now. My arm quite possibly still smells like a pond....
By 213blc
Apr 11, 2011
rating: 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b

We installed two fine new quicklinks on the lower set of bolts yesterday (4/10); I have the old quicklink/biner if you'd like them back. Best way to setup TR is have two people go to top, one raps down to lower anchor, pulls ropes and sets up anchor, then raps to ground while other person cleans top anchor and walks back around. You may be able to just rap off Flight Deck anchors as well.

Ze Lizard of WYDE and his family are still chillin, though the slug was nowhere to be found.

First climb I have done where one arm smells like a pond afterwards! Great fun. Pulled small flake off near top, so be wary. And do your physics homework before belaying!