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5.9 Route T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
A2 Route T A2
Alcove 5.9 Route T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
B'ing There T,TR 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Benz Climb T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Burgers T,TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13
Caped One, The T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Fogg Spire S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Grunt, The T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Illegal Smile T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Lost Cord T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Miss Bliss T,S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
No Chute aka Rip Cord T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Not Quite Jake T,TR 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b R
Pete and Benz T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Slip Slidin' Away T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Texas DJ T,TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R
True Religon T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Type: Trad, Aid, 50 ft
FA: unknown
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Shared By: Barrett Cooper on Aug 6, 2002
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Description

Going straight out of the center of the alcove (see Alcove 5.9 Route for directions) is 15 feet of A2 thin overhanging crack climbing. Aid up the crack and clear the lip of the alcove onto 5.9 hand crack. From there it is straight up parallel the other crack climbs out of the alcove to the top of the southeast face.

We climbed the 5.9 crack above the alcove and it was typical quality Parachute rock. The A2 section we were not prepared for and it looked like it would be pretty despite its crack size and short distance. But everything looks different when inspected on toprope. Plan accordingly.

Protection

Listed as A2 in my guide book. 15 feet of slightly overhanging fingernail crack. Up to #2 Camalot for the 5.9 crack above the alcove.

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Jason Haas  
 
This is not a route. At the very base, it is only three feet from True Religion and only about two feet from where you'd start placing gear. And why would you climb this seam? There's a freaking finger/off-finger crack with bomber gear in arm's reach! Plus when you layback the start of True Relgion, your shoulder is on this "aid" line. And once over the lip after 15ft, they climb the same stone to the top. This is a terribly contrived way to climb True Religion. Jul 22, 2012
number 4 Feb 14, 2003

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