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Routes in Lower Peanuts

Air Guitar T,S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Aspenleaf Dihedral T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b R
Black Pearl S 5.13 8a 29 X- 30 E7 6c
Blows Against the Empire T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Chaucer T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Cornered, straight up variation T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Criller T,TR 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
Dihedral T 5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c
Do or Do Not T 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c PG13
Double Cracks T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Easy Off T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b R
Empire Strikes Back, The T,TR 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c X
Evangelium Vitae (The Gospel of Life) T,TR 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Faith, Hope and Charity T 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b R
Fickle Finger of Eight T 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Forbidden Planet S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Good Mourning T,TR 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b R
Home Free T 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Jackson Browne (aka Fluid Power) T 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a PG13
Just Another Girl's Climb T,S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Let's Jet S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Narrow Gate, The T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b X
No Visible Means of Support T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b R
Nova T,TR 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R
Off The Cuff T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b X
Peanuts T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Pretender, The T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c R
Right Escape T 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13
Sacred and the Profane, The S 5.13- 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c R
Scorpions T 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Shield, The T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c PG13
Sickle T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13
Star Track T,TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Strata Outta Compton T 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13
Strolling T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13
Tracer T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Trouble And Strife T,TR 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
West Crack (aka Star Wars) T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Whiskey Gala T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a X
Wired T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a PG13
X-Wing T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b R
Young, Blonde, and Easy T 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c PG13
Your Basic Lieback T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Type: Trad, Sport
FA: Andrea Azoff, Charlie Fowler, 1987
Page Views: 205 total, 1/month
Shared By: Richard M. Wright on Mar 1, 2002
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Description

Here is a great outing for the Lower Peanuts Wall: Girl's Climb to Forbidden Planet. Begin Girl's Climb in the left facing dihedral uphill from Peanuts (trad 5.8). Cop a rest at the ledge and get a reachy clip over the roof from here. For me, pulling the roof was the crux, done on thin edges with disappearing feet, this route is very similar in character to Private Idaho at Devil's Head. The rest of Girl's Climb entails largely good edges with long runs between bolts, but the climbing never reaches beyond modedrate 5.11 with some high steps on a vertical wall. Excellent stone, sparse pro (all bolts), and good climbing. From the belay you can check out Dale Goddard's classic The Sacred and The Profane. Scramble right into a corner for the belay below Forbidden Planet.

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Four draws and a rope.

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Cedar Wright  
 
Quality route that gets lots of shade. A few tips: Bring a bit of gear to place at the ledge before you clip the bolt...the clipping hold is a bit suspect. I imagine that if you are under 5.7 or so, it may be impossible to clip the bolt without a mini-stick clip. I soloed up the 5.6 and then found a 0.75 and 1 Camalot amongst the shattered rock on the ledge, and I actually put two draws on the first bolt, because I watched a draw come unclipped in the gym recently, and if it came unclipped here... it would be a day ender.
The movement is really technical and engaging, and I actually found there to be three distinct cruxes all about the same in difficulty and each of them unique... the second crux is harder if you are short but possible as proven by my wife after some beta sussing. The final moves to the anchor are spicy. I would call this route excellent and totally worth getting on. The anchors are actually to the right and hidden in a corner. I'm pretty sure you could also climb the 5.6 to the right and then traverse the ledge to put this on top rope, but if you are a reasonably solid 5.11 climber... just go for it. They don't bolt them like they used to... no fluff bolts here. Oct 27, 2014