Type: Sport
FA: Chris Alber, Rick Leitner, 1998
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Shared By: Richard M. Wright on Jan 20, 2002
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC

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The Fix climbs on the right on the same wall as Killer Fish Taco on the South Face of Surprising Crag. The fix hauls over a small roof at 20 feet. Overall, I found this to be an enjoyable moderate on largely very nice granite. However, and here we go again with the big "however", I will ask the question whether the pocket in the middle of the face is natural. When I sank my fingers into a sinker pocket on granite, I almost choked. For my own ascent, I simply backed down to the very natural, horizontal seam and made the longer reach to a system of jugs, not a hard move. If the pocket has been manufactured, and I honestly could not be sure, then it seems quite meaningless. If it is natural, then it is a highly unusual pocket for Boulder Canyon granite. This was a fun route with good moves and good continuity, so it would be a shame if had been drilled.

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Seven draws and a rope.

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