Type: Sport, 70 ft Fixed Hardware (9)
FA: Alan Nelson
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Shared By: Alan Nelson on Jul 25, 2001
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Description

When Kurt Smith bolted Presto, I was a little disappointed because he added only one route where I figured there could be two. Matriarch was conceived as a direct start to Presto. Challenging moves put you on a sloping ledge. Step left, then work up a small right-facing arch to the crux dyno for slopers. A few quick pulls deposit you in the lay-down rest on Presto, but the climbing isn't over. Two more .12 cruxes on the upper half of Presto (with another great rest in between) take you to the anchor hooks and a free-hanging drop to the base.

Protection

Seven bolts to a two bolt anchor with open 1/2" coldshuts.

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