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Routes in Reef 2

Ankles Away T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Coral Reef T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Middle Age Sex S 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
New Number 9 S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Pre-marital Sex S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Short Rib S 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
X Marks The Spot T 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
Type: Trad, 50 ft
FA: Vernon Phinney, Dave Thomas- 1987
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Shared By: Peter Gram on Jul 18, 2002
Admins: Andrew Gram, Peter Gram, Greg Parker, Andy Busse, Mike Madsen, Mark Rafferty

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On the southeast side of Reef #2 is a narrow fin of rock called X Marks the Spot. On the east side of the fin is an obvious thin crack that leads into a pod. Climb up the thin crack and through the pod. When this ends, climb up to the top using the arete on the left. This goes past two bolts. Rap using one rope from fixed anchors at the top.


The first part of the route follow a thin crack and then leads into a pod. Bring small nuts for the crack, and a #2 or 3 camalot would work well for the pod. Then two bolts lead to the top.


Mike Engle
Pocatello, Idaho
Mike Engle   Pocatello, Idaho  
Vernon Phinney belayed me on the first attempt of the FA in 1987. I fell and severely sprained my right ankle. Vern finished the route and grabbed the FA and named the route for my very messed up ankle. Btw, the gear held but I was slammed into the wall on a nasty Fall Factor 2.

The reason I am weighing in now with the story is that on Nov 14, 2016 I had ankle reconstruction surgery and am still in recovery mode. Ankles Away is a major contributor (but not the only accident) that contributed to my ankle becoming unstable. Jan 16, 2017
Jay Knower
Campton, NH
Jay Knower   Campton, NH  
This route is worth doing, if for no other reason than to sign the summit register. Jul 15, 2009
Small stoppers and a yellow alien protect the lower section of the route. A #2 Camalot slots into the very top of the crack before you move left and up towards the bolt. Great route- be sure to keep yourself balanced towards the top! Jun 9, 2004