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Hot Lava S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Magma TR 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Obsidian TR 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Type: Sport, 40 ft
FA: Vaino Kodas & Tony Yaniro, 1981
Page Views: 490 total, 3/month
Shared By: Vernon Stiefel on Oct 24, 2003
Admins: C Miller, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Description

This south facing climb, which ascends a polished slab and sharp arete, appears deceptively easy from the ground. After clipping a bolt, high step and rock onto the slab from a platform. Continue to the flattened top of the boulder using small edges on the arete, and micro-knobs on the face past three more bolts. Insecure smearing requires continuous body tension. Traverse left about 7 more feet to the anchors after reaching the flattened top. This route is great but not recommended on a sunny and warm day!

Protection

Quickdraws for four bolts suffice for pro. A two bolt rappel anchor with rings is at the top.

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C Miller
CA
  5.11a
C Miller   CA  
  5.11a
Great rock but the lack of height is a factor. Two stars out of five. Dec 9, 2003