Type: Trad, TR
FA: unknown
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Shared By: Tony B on Aug 7, 2001
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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This route is on the left side of the upper tier of Rincon Wall, and is a great finish after Rincon, but it is slightly harder.

The route is reached by walking to the top or completing one of the lower routes. It's only 1 pitch, but it is a great pitch. Be careful to move right below the flake and then back left under the roof, or prepare for a serious "Bat's Ass Kicking." Done direct the route felt like 5.12, and I hung on it several times before my partner pointed out my error (going direct).


The route can be protected on a standard rack. The second crux is a little ways from good gear, but is only 5.10a/b. Maybe the route does not deserve the PG rating, but I err on the side of caution and at least mention the possibility of a little excitement.


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Great finish to any of the lower pitches. Nice face move crux with good gear. Aug 18, 2004
Louisville, CO
StanL   Louisville, CO
Since there's only one other comment on this excellent route, I'll add my two cents. A steep jug haul leads to a pumpy undercling sequence around and over a bulge to thank God jugs. The undercling feels insecure--where the hell do you put your feet?! Crazy to think that Derek H. free-soloed it! Pulling left around the roof is pretty exciting. No need for the R rating; good gear where you need it. Nice setting, too. Feb 24, 2008
SirVato   Boulder
Hmm. My partner told me to go right and then back left also, but I wasn't feelin' it. After coming off a few times, I git an undercling, smedged my up as high as I could got the right hand over the roof and just hucked for it!! Pretty exciting li'l all point dyno to get the Jugs! Jun 17, 2008