Type: Sport, 60 ft
FA: Alan Nelson, 1995
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Shared By: Richard M. Wright on Aug 13, 2001
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Description

The easiest line up the West side of Highlander Crag, Highlander runs up the slab toward a corner in the roof above. A fun high step gains a couple of good horrizontal jams from which the anchor is perfectly clip-able. However, with Alan around he demands an additional move up past the anchor to savor the final burly thrutch. Indulge him for the sake of the power buzz.

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Bring five draws and something for the double bolt anchor at the top.

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A damn fun route with a fun crux between the the last bolt and the anchors. Jan 5, 2005
Kaner
Eagle
Kaner   Eagle
Strongly agree with Alan's demand of actually finishing the route. This was the hardest move for me. The upper overhang is like 3 consecutively harder, bouldery roofs with great jugs and cracks. Fun fun. Apr 13, 2008
Greg Barnes
  5.11
Greg Barnes  
  5.11
If you're shorter than 5'11", it's a good idea to bring an extended draw/equalizer draw, the first bolt on the roof is quite high. If you're very short, an extended draw might not be enough (unless it's really long).

Also while this route is probably a great 10d warm-up for 5.12 and 5.13 climbers, if 10d is at your limit, it's probably best rated 5.11 (and not 11a) - unless you're tall, flexible, and can punch out an almost-one-arm pullup! Nov 11, 2018