Type: Trad, 90 ft (27 m)
FA: D.Mabe, K.Melnick, L.Arevalo FFA: M.Patz 12/06
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Shared By: Darren Mabe on Nov 19, 2005
Admins: slim, Andrew Gram, Nathan Fisher, Perin Blanchard, GRK, DCrane

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Description

Inspired as a memorial for Kim's dog, Abbie, who lived on this earth with her for 15 years.

Abbienormal is the right-facing dihedral located about 20 feet to the right of Pinky Groovy. Start from a ramp and a splitter handcrack in the left wall of the dihedral that joins the steep and overhanging tips lieback (crux!). The arete will help the moves pulling around the overhanging traverse right. Rest at the hand jam and arete stem, and make more "abnormal" moves (second crux!) until you reach good fingers (orange TCUs) for the rest of the way. Before the anchors is one more cruxy move changing corners, and a final horizontal crack jug to clip them.

This route was established on C1 aid and toprope. This sustained route is on par with the hardest routes at Cat Wall.

Protection

Many purple TCUs, a few blue TCUs, several orange TCUs, a couple #.75 Camalots, and a few #1 and #2 Camalots.

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