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The Ayatollah [Edit]
Avg: 2.4 from 10 votes
|Type:||Trad, 50 ft|
|FA:||(TR) Mike Waugh 1979, FL: Bob Gaines & Tommy Romero 4/97|
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|Shared By:||Vernon Stiefel on Oct 31, 2003|
|Admins:||C Miller, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes|
Originally rated 11a on TR, this fine route is in the middle of the "amphitheater" on the upper north face. The climb begins as a thin crack that tapers to a seam where the first of three closely spaced bolts occurs. Powerful tips liebacking and high steps lead to the top. Clipping the bolts is tenuous / strenuous! Great rock - three out of five stars.
Two or three small cams or TCU's plus quick draws for three bolts. A two bolt anchor with webbing is at the top.