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Evan Wisheropp
Dec 3, 2016
Yosemite's Owl Roof. It's a lot of work for such a short route. The end of the roof marks the start the crux. What you don't see in these photos, is that the gear can get in the way of the pivot, but falling without gear will slam you into the low angle wall below, that is assuming you didn't insert your foot incorrectly and snap your ankle. This is one of those routes where the grade for leading it and top roping are incomparable. Because of these challenges, this route has a history of people calling it good enough at the lip, which cheats you of the "lovely" surprise which awaits after you pivot, the true test of how well you placed your gear; did your rope get pinched?  

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