Type: Trad, 80 ft (24 m)
FA: Unknon
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Shared By: Nathan Fisher on Aug 11, 2005
Admins: Andrew Gram, Perin Blanchard, GRK, D Crane

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From the midway belay station on the easy dihedral pitch of Beckey's Wall is a vertical flake system. This is the start of Hesitation. It continues up this initially well-protected flake system angling left a bit into grooves that don't protect too well (brass nuts). A fall here would probably deck, but keep moving into another crack system that ends in nice diagonalling (almost horizontal) hand crack. Cams or hexes are especially important here. Work through this fun sequence into progressively worse rock, and fight your way through the trees/bushes. About miodway through the vegetation, a vertical crack saves you from the trees; however, the rock quality maintains its poor nature. As this crack progresses, it widens and flares into a nast offwidth. #2's and larger are imperative to protect safely here. The chains are within reach soon. Beware of loose rock, dead tree branches on the upper face. I almost took out my partner when my left handhold (1' X 2' rock), came hurtling off. Bring your helmets.

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A 2-bolt anchor on top with some new chains. Bring a couple of brass, and a wide selection of gear, mainly #2 Camalots and larger. Some runners for drag would help in your upward movement.


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