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Flying High Again S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Realm of the Overhang S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Type: Sport, 50 ft
FA: D. Hatchett, M. Hatchett and Hidetaka Suzuki, 1991
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Shared By: Aron Quiter on May 7, 2004
Admins: Aron Quiter, Lurker, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Description

The rightmost route in the cave, Flying High Again follows a juggy crack system on very overhung traversy terrain for the first 4 bolts. Moving to the second bolt can be akward, but hands improve from then on. The crux is after the fourth bolt as the climb begins to move more vertically up to the final ledge.

Make sure you've got someone to follow you, since cleaning this overhung traverse would be a pain on rappell.

Protection

6 bolts to a 2 bolt top anchor. Bring slings to relieve rope drag.

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Taylor Currier 1
South Lake Tahoe, California
Taylor Currier 1   South Lake Tahoe, California
easy to clean. rappel down and clean draws. belay can pull you into bolts with rope. Watch out for swinging into rock. I hip belayed as the climber rappeled to avoid a knock on the rock. Nov 10, 2014
Overhangy, but very similar to gym climbing. Myabe over-rated? If you can climb overhangy 11b in the gym, you should try to on-sight this route. I think this route is easier to on-sight than Realm of the Overhang though this route is rated harder. Do not give up the crux move and just fly high! May 27, 2004