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Citadel, The S,TR 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Elliptical Seasons S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Forces S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Fountains of Light S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Lady Of The Lake S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Pig's Nose S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Portraits S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Reel to Real T 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Silver Winds T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
To The Fire Wind T 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Warping The Gale S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Type: Sport
FA: Tod Anderson
Page Views: 581 total, 3/month
Shared By: Richard M. Wright on Mar 19, 2001
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Raptor Closures Details

Description

Fountains shares its anchor with Portraits, to the left and nearly in the trad crack "To The Fire Wind". What makes Fountains so great is that every move ratchets up the difficulty till about the 60 foot mark. The fingery 5.12 crux comes in passing a small overlap to wrap a hand almost into the crack on the left but not quite. 15 feet of close encounters with the crack lead to easier climbing up and right. Fountains never uses the crack but picks off little crimps that are continuously out of sight. Three stars for continuity and superb climbing.

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QDs only. At close to 90 feet, Fountains also needs 12-14 QDs and something for the double bolt anchor at the top.

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