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|Type:||Boulder, 30 ft (9 m)|
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|Shared By:||Pinklebear on Sep 25, 2002|
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Information on OSMP wildlife closures, which help to protect sensitive habitats, can be viewed at:
The following crags are closed 1 February to 31 July:
First Pinnacle (Gregory Canyon)
Second Pinnacle (Gregory Canyon)
Third Pinnacle (Gregory Canyon)
Queen Anne's Head
WC Fields Pinnacle
East Ironing Board
West Ironing Board
Updated details may be found here.
Climbed by John "The Vermin" Sherman in 1991, this line starts about halfway between the Underdog Cave and the Anacostia Wall, moving right to left to finish along a series of porcelain crimps (the "Ears") just under the lip of the Underdog Cave.
Begin at a knee-high (yes, knee-high!) incut horizontal just left of a rounded boulder abutting the rock. Hand traverse left, then crank way left into a gaston on a creaky flake (this flake used to be much better; in fact, many people now start the problem matched on the flake to avoid the difficult, unpleasant opening move). Match up and continue left and slightly up on shallow dishes, then toss left into the base of a big toilet bowl/hueco. Round the world, then reef straight out the bulge on tiny holds (a kneebar helps), eventually gaining the first of the "Ears." Though this is the crux, it isn't in the slot proper, so a spotter and crash pad help with the landing.
Make a series of cross-over moves until you run out of Ears, then hit a horn (with ancient, indigenous rock pipe) at the lip.
This problem was named after the mass murderer who shot up the McDonald's somewhere in Cali in the late '80s. Apparently, before he set off to do his evil deed, he told his wife he was going "hunting humans."