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Routes in Secret Crag (aka Ridge 6)

Bob's Arete T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Burning Down the House S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Completion Backword Principle S 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Eldorado Gold S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
In Plain View S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
King of Pain S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Mind Control S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Opus 73 T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Peri-less Journey S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Powder Finger S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Riding With the King S 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
Three-Stage Traverse T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b PG13
Top Down Design S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
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Type: Sport, 60 ft
FA: Richard Wright and Tod Anderson, 1993
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Shared By: Richard M. Wright on Jul 7, 2001
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Originally conceived to fire through the small roof at 65 feet, Top Down Design heads that direction just right of the large pine tree and adjacent to Completion Backword Principle. A slew of 5.10 moves leads to an awkward, smearing crux around a very blank seeming bulge. Pull around this thing on thin friction, stepping left, into a small seam. Things run a bit after the last clip, but the edges improve and the climbing is no harder than 5.10. The belay is just below the roof. Frankly, we pulled the roof on top rope a bit to the left, significantly off the existing line, however, when climbing got scotched in this part of the world a lot really fine climbing went undone, and we are the worse for losing these lines. One could easily establish a line between CBP and TDD that pulled the roof and would turn up a full 100 foot route of stellar quality.


QDs only. This 60 foot route needs only half a dozen draws.


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