Type: Trad, Alpine, 6 pitches, Grade IV
FA: Michael Covington and Pete Robonson. FFA: Dan Hare and Chris Reveley
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Shared By: paco on Jun 30, 2002
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC

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Curving Vine is a quality route. It's not as popular as other Diamond routes and may be a good choice on those busy days. I.e. Fri., Sat., and Sun., and somtimes Mon., Tues., Wed., and Thurs.

P1. Find the start just left of D7 and crank up the steep corner. not the best pro off the deck at .10b/c. continue up to two huge belay bolts (part of the D7 raps).

P2. Climb out the left side of the roof and up a great, left-facing corner. Step left (10.b) at a pin and belay at a mess of old webbing and pins.

P3. Climb up and step back right. Follow this nice crack to the 11a crux just before a good stance. Belay here.

P4. Start up the crack on the right and do the annoying reach past a chunk-o-vegetation (5.10). Then continue up great 5.8/9 corner until it's possible to traverse left to Pervertical's 4th belay. An incredible, exposed traverse and 5.7 to boot! There are two possible traverses here. Make sure and take the 2nd!

P5. From here, you're on Pervertical Sanctuary to the top. It's nice to have AT LEAST one #4 Camalot for this beautiful but sustained 4 inch crack.

P6. Take the 5.9 crack above to Table Ledge.

Keep in mind that you will be joining the quite popular Pervertical Sanctuary, so keep an eye on the traffic there and decide if it's better to race 'em or wait for 'em.

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Bring your standard Diamond rack. Singles or doubles of cams up to #3 Camalots. A #4 Camalot comes in handy here and there but is very important for p5 of Pervertical.