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Fluid Tech T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Ontology Recapitulates Phylogeny T 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c A1
Type: Trad, Aid, 110 ft, 2 pitches
FA: unknown
Page Views: 219 total, 1/month
Shared By: AJ on Dec 31, 2001
Admins: C Miller, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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This is on the SE face of Finch Dome.

Pitch 1 is a 60' splitter thin hand crack on sweet varnish (5.11a). Rappel from bolts, or aid off the anchor for a short 2nd pitch up steep face with 3-4 bolts (5.11b A1).


gear to 2", bolts.


Ian Z
Los Angeles, CA
Ian Z   Los Angeles, CA
First pitch is awesome thin hands, though very short. I would say this is definitely easier than Heart of Darkness or Perpetual Motion. Probably 10c/d. I'm also not sure if the name is a joke or a typo... May 2, 2016
The basic premise of E. Haeckel's thesis is that evidence supporting the notion that animal species evolved from a common ancestor (phylogeny) is found in their embryogenesis. The embryos of different animal species bear an astonishingly close resemblance to one another at certain stages in their development (ontogeny). For example, during the development of a human embryo (and other mammalian embryos), structures resembling gill slits are present, thus "recapitulating" an ancestral link to fish. Yes, Ontogeny Recapitulates Phylogeny..... Jun 13, 2004
Are you sure the place is called "Ontology Recapitulates Phylogeny?"

I think the word should be Ontogeny, not Ontology.

Ontology is the branch of metaphysics that deals with the nature of being. What Haeckel said is that ontogeny--the development of an individual organism from embryo to adult--recapitulates phylogeny.

See… for details about this, and click the "Email" link at the bottom of the page to discuss it further with me. Thanks.

Graeme McRae Jun 11, 2004
5.11a first pitch only - great thin hands. Dec 8, 2003