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Hemingway Buttress (East Face Center)
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Spoodle 

Spoodle 

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

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 75'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: Brian Povolny, Steve Strong, Tom Michael & Todd Gordon 10/86
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Submitted By: Andy Laakmann on Apr 10, 2006
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Description 

An interesting, uncrowded alternative if Hemingway Buttress is crawling with climbers (which it usually is).

The first section has some awkward jamming to a big ledge. Admire the bat/bird "spoodle" that has grown into giant mushrooms. Pull a small bulge and crank up the final hand crack.


Location 

About 40' right of Prepackaged and just left of The Importance of Being Earnest. It starts off a higher ledge and can be recognized by the initial flaring/wide crack.


Protection 

Bring Camalots from #0.5-#4 and some nuts. I didn't have a #4 but would have preferred it.



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By Tommy G.
From: Irvine, California
Apr 9, 2012

Mega-fungus growing in the alcove. Freaking crazy. Thought the route was kinda hard. many moves at the grade, and the lower crack is a bit physical. protects well. Worth doing despite how semi-mediocre it looks from the ground (and you get to tick off another "poodle route." ;)