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placing gray TCU
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NickFe
Mar 11, 2010
placing gray TCU  
Benjamin Chapman
Small Town, USA
Benjamin Chapman   Small Town, USA
Great shot, NickFe. Jan 19, 2017
King Tut
Citrus Heights
King Tut   Citrus Heights
There is a perfect #5 RP slot at the top of the crack (sometimes leaves clog the last slot) for excellent pro at the top with minimal run out. Just chill on your feet and drop it in, perfect natural placement.

The whole crux goes as face climbing that is straight forward if you are calm on your feet.

Classic Yosemite test piece thin crack with lots of great stopper placements and locker finger jams. Jan 2, 2017
Ahhh...sweet memories of this route in this shot. You can see that the offset is actually sort of incut for the sidepull to the left, and also visible is the key tiny black foothold on the edge of the offset, which is what you step on to latch the -also visible- crimper to the climber's left. Once you have that crimper in hand, the business is over. Just below where this climber is lay a really good rest on positive feet, and from this you may set a nest of thin gear to protect the next 12 feet of cranking. I'd not recommend trying to put in more gear once you leave, so just focus, pull it to the left and nail those tiny edges for the feet, keeping your eyes pealed for that key foothold and the crimper to the left. GREAT shot! Mar 31, 2015

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