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Fred Batliner on the final technical pitch.
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Chris Owen
Mar 6, 2006
Fred Batliner on the final technical pitch.  
Xan Calonne
Joshua Tree, Ca
Xan Calonne   Joshua Tree, Ca
Mark, I don't know how easy "that easy" is, but when I did it the lieback seemed like the jam (ha, see what i did there...kill me). At any rate, the angle definitely steepens tat this point but the edge of the crack becomes much sharper there (easier to grab) and the section is so short that the lieback felt like the way to go, like a little, simple boulder problem. Jun 8, 2013
Mark P Thomas
Draper
Mark P Thomas   Draper
Is it really that easy to lieback that section? Or am I just that weird?

To me it seemed easiest to jam it straight in with some stemming in the corner for most of the way, then stem and jam into the next crack on climber's right (behind) to finish. However, I didn't place pro in the next crack, so my follower blazed straight up the flake, liebacking. Jul 2, 2012
Chris Owen
Big Bear Lake
Chris Owen   Big Bear Lake  
Thanks - scanned of an old slide, which was made from an old print, I should really try and find the original negative... Mar 27, 2009

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