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Beta Decay S 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Billy's Harem S 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Compassionate Conservative S 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Crystal Gail S 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Darwin's Rib S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Empty Pockets S 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Heart of Gold S 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
How's My Driving S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Julie's Cherry S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Knob in my Pocket S 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Lobotomy S 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Mad Dog S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
No KLA S 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Perturbation Theory S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Power Grid S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Yank My Chain T,S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
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Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac
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Description

This is a great wall with 22 climbs from 5.8 to 5.11 with one 5.12-. I found this area to be a lot of fun with good rock. At first, it was a little scary to yard on the embedded rocks, but they seemed really solid.

Getting There

After crossing the creek head up and right. I was there in June and a large snow field made the approach a pain. Look for the Family Values buttress and head a little right.

Routes

A. Power Grid, 9, 3p, bolts, 230'.
B. Julie's Cherry, 8, 1p, bolts, 100'.
C. Darwin's Rib, 8, 1p, bolts, 120'.
D. Mad Dog, 8, 1p, bolts, 100'.
E. Perturbation Theory, 9, 1p, bolts, 100'.
F. No KLA, 10, 1p, bolts, 100'.
G. How's My Driving, 9, 1p, bolts, 100'.
H. Empty Pockets, 10-, 1p, bolts, 100'.
I. Beta Decay, 10, 1p, bolts, 100'.
J. Knob in my Pocket, 10, 1p, bolts, 100'.
K1. Crystolopolis, 10 PG-13, 1p, gear and bolts.
K2. Crystal Gail, 11, 1p, bolts.
L. Compassionate Conservative, 10+, 1p, bolts.
M. Mr. Smarty Pants, 10+, 2p, bolts.
N. Oblivion, 10+, 1p, bolts.
O. Billy's Harem, 10+, 1p, bolts.
P. Yank My Chain, 9, 1p, gear & bolts.
Q. Harvest, 11-, 2p, bolts.
R. Heart of Gold, 11+, 2p, bolts.
S. Trickle Down Theory, 11, 1p, bolts.
T. Mother's Little Helper, 11, 1p, bolts.
U. Lobotomy, 12-, 1p, bolts.
V: Shock Theory, 11+, 1p, bolts

16 Total Climbs

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This area only gets morning sun and is otherwise dark and chilly. Bring your helmet because there is hundreds of feet of loose rock cliffs above this crag. The consistency of both the rock and steepness of this area make most of the climbs feels very similar to each other.
If you like sport climbing on well bolted San Juan conglomerate in a spectacular alpine setting, you'll love it though!
Bring a helmet, 60m rope, a dozen quickdraws, and raingear. Jun 3, 2009

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