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Routes in East Face

Birth Simulator T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Chambered Nautilus S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Coral Bells Arete T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Daily Diatribe T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Deltoid Force T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Leftoverture T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Lost But Not Forgotten T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
MEGA S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Mega Worthy T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R
Moral Bells Arete S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Oopsie T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Overture T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R
PTFE T 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c PG13
Pump Up the Jam T 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Raspberry Ripple T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Strong Persuader T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b X
Sweet and Low S 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Teflon Technique T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a R
Touch of Teflon T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Worthy Whoopsie S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Type: Trad, 70 ft
FA: Stuart and Bret Ruckman 1990
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Shared By: Nathan Fisher on Jun 14, 2003
Admins: Andrew Gram, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq

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Description

This route is on the east face. It is the southern most climb. It climbs a north-facing fin of rock, about 50 feet beyond the beginning of the gully that separates Challenge from the next east buttress. It climbs a thin finger crack up an overhung face. Not only is it overhung but the crack causes you to change tactics on it more than once as the angles keep changing. Once you gain the ledge at mid-climb. The severity eases up with a relatively easy romp to the top. Laybacks, sidepulls, and thin finger jams, plus a few juggy pulls are all called for.

Protection

The anchor can be set utilizing large slings around the horn at the top and a couple medium/large pieces to back up the horn. Approach the top by continuing up the gully to a large pine tree and then scramble up this crack system to the top.

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