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This crag is really a part of the Crazy Horse Buttress, but due to it's different aspect and additional approach, it is well suited to list it separately. The North side will get earlier sun from the east in the Fall and Winter months than most of Crazy Horse, then go into the shade in afternoon, and the Inner Routes will stay shady through most of the day with the exception of 'Sandbag' which rests with its bottom half in the afternoon sun in that season. The seven pitches here are all French grade 6 (though you can guess which one is sandbagged), which is to say between 10b and 11d.
Approach as for Crazy Horse, but climb up the rebar ladder into the huge archway/cave and arrive at the base of the left-most route, Sandbag (11d).
Weather station 13.3 miles from here
7 Total Routes
['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
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A surprisingly good climb for the path it takes, but somewhat awkward up top, preventing it from being a truly great climb.Start off past the first 2 bolts for a starter crux (10c/d) and then up easy territory for a short distance on big interesting holds. Climb up and right in increasingly difficult positions to reach up and through a bulge crossing a tufa (10d), and then reach again to get up into a corner to the right of the tufa (10c/d), and then up the awkward corner to the top. Many clim...[more] Browse More Classics in International
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