Type: TR, 70 ft (21 m)
FA: Herby Hendricks, Max Hinkle, 1960s
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Shared By: Darin Lang on Aug 27, 2001
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Description

This would be a bold lead indeed, with only a single unreliable drilled angle (placed after the FA) near the crux. A fall below the pin would probably result in, at best, a ride to the hospital. It is best done as a TR after climbing Finger Ramp or Lower Finger Traverse, and definitely worth doing when set up in this fashion.

Climb straight up the improbable slab directly beneath the anchor in the finger alcove, moving slightly left and then back right. Because the rock is a bit soft and has few positive holds, the route requires finesse and balance rather than brute strength.

Protection

If you want to lead it, you only need one QD to clip the single manky drilled angle (placed after the FA).

Location

This starts at the base of the Tourist Gully below a slightly tiny, left-leaning dihedral.

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