Type: Trad, TR
FA: First Lead: Dave Groth, 1984
Page Views: 6,988 total · 27/month
Shared By: Tom Anderson-Brown on Oct 10, 2001
Admins: Ian CB, Doug Hemken, James Schroeder, chris tregge

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Dancing Madly Backwards is a great route to try if 5.9's are starting to get less challenging. There's good friction on the sandstone, and the wall isn't quite vertical.

Start the route below a rather large bulge. Climb up under the bulge and work your way right and up to the left end of the obvious roof. Traverse right under the roof using underclings and foot smearing. Once the roof runs out reach up to find small holds (crux 1). Stand up and over roof. Continue up to the shallow dihedral. The last few moves are on small holds (crux 2). A delightful climb!


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