Type: Trad
FA: Sherm the Verm
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Shared By: Steve Levin on Aug 28, 2001
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This is the obvious layback crack immediately right of Max Factor. Prepare for wild, insecure barndoor moves with your feet at an old fixed pin. Other than that, this is a gem. Most people will layback the rounded edge of the flake-crack; however it can be climbed straight-on, jamming in the flared crack...very technical but probably more secure and safer.

Apparently the second pin was added after the first ascent, it is still a bit exhilarating with both fixed pins in place. The upper crack is tedious, thin, and technical; a person with yams for fingers may even call it 5.11. Probably TR'd most of the time, it is a worthy lead.

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The crux is sketch-city, 2 fixed pins and little else. Get some gear in below the first pin at the horizontal break. A mediocre yellow Metolius backs up the first pin. The upper part is protected with wireds to 1 or 2 inch cams. There are chain anchors. You can TR this by climbing the 5.9 to the right, Baalbek.