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Pterodactyl Terrace, Right T 
Reeds Leads T 
Rock Neurotic S 
Sacherer Cracker T 
Salathe (pitch 1) T 
Seedy Leads T 
Short But Thin T 
Simulkrime T,TR 
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West Buttress (pitch 1&2) T 

Short But Thin 

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

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 40'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11b French: 6c Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E3 5c [details]
FA: Tobin Sorenson and John Bachar, May 1974
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Submitted By: snowhazed on Oct 23, 2008

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Climber below on right on Short But Thin.

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Sustained, technical, and thin. Creative footwork and knowing when to lock and when to lb required.


Obvious thin line to the right of Sacherer Cracker.


Fingers to micro-cams/nuts. Not often led as you can toprope off of bolts on top of beginning pillar of Sacherer Cracker.

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By Osprey Overhang
From: ...
Jan 29, 2010

Don't be afraid to lead this one as the pro is good. Just bring a long sling for your last piece of pro if you are linking it with Sacherer Cracker or Mark of Art.
By G.McCay
From: Galloway, NJ
May 21, 2010

Wow, did this one b.i.t.d.! HB nuts worked well for this. Stemming in a small dihedral if I remember correctly. Easier (5.9) climbing above to anchors

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