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A Sioux Named Boy S 5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a
Baba Cool S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Chopping Block T 5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a X
Glimpse Into Paradise V7 7A+
Great Chimney AKA The Great Dihedral, The T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Meat is Murder S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Twelve White Sticks S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Valdez Overhang S,TR 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
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Type: Sport, 60 ft
FA: Ron Yahne-1989
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Shared By: Brad Boner on Dec 31, 2001
Admins: Andrew Gram, Peter Gram, Greg Parker, Andy Busse, Mike Madsen, Mark Rafferty

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This is the bolted line to the right of Baba Cool. Make a wild first move that leads up to steep, thin crystal face climbing. A great route of its grade in the area.




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A key hold broke from underneath me on this route in the early 90's. A cube crystal about 3/4" x 3/4" x3/4". It was about 1/2 way up the route. My belayer found the hold. I still have the chalky little sucker and a little scar on my chin. Sep 24, 2011
Ron Yahne
Ron Yahne  
Meat is Murder was an album by the Smiths. I stole the name from them. I don't know who is claiming Dave and Ian put up the route but they are sorely mistaken. I thought I did the first ascent as well but Rusty could have aced me out, he did that a lot. The route was originally 11a until that punk Mike Lilygren Ripped off a key hold. Wasn't challenging enough, no doubt. Aug 18, 2005
The FA was Rusty Lewis. Ian Pressler and Dave Brumbaugh put the route up but because of the lack of light only got the FA on baba cool. Rusty found our project before we could get back to comlete the FA. Jun 27, 2005
Thae first assent was done by Rusty Lewis. It was put up by Ian Pressler and Dave Brumbaugh. Thanks Dave Brumbaugh Aug 9, 2004
Brad Boner  
I think you're right, Brent... I've heard it both ways, but I believe it shows up as "Meat Means Murder" in the guidebook... Oct 7, 2003

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