Type: Trad, 80 ft (24 m)
FA: TR: Charlie Fowler, Bobby Knight & Todd Swain FL: Bob Gaines & Mark Hubbard, March 1996
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Shared By: C Miller on Dec 31, 2004
Admins: Greg Opland, Mike Morley, C Miller, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer Ski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes, Gunkswest

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Start right of Popular Mechanics and climb slick rock past a bolt and a gear placement (2" piece) to access the first of five bolts which lead up the slabby arete and ends in the upper reaches of the Popular Mechanics dihedral (gear belay here). Use the fixed anchors of Popular Mechanics to rap back to the base.

The climbing is balancy, footwork intensive and a nice counterpoint to the nearby cracks. Another quality Gaines route and a nice addition to the area. Three stars out of five.

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This is the face to arete just right of Popular Mechanics.

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5 bolts (3/8", 1/4"), pro to 3 inches

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