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Blue Swift T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a R
Spanky Goes to Hollywood T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Type: Trad, 70 ft
FA: Marc Hemmes and Chris Banks
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Shared By: spanky on Feb 28, 2003
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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This is the prominent diagonal crack in the center of the slab. The first ascent team gained the base of the crack by traversing up and right from the crag's lowpoint, staying below the low roofband, but the crack is probably best accessed by walking up the west gully to where it is convenient to step out onto the main face at a good stance.

The crack is about thirty feet long with tricky protection. The crux is near the end and is slightly runout. Finish with nice, much easier climbing up a few parallel cracks. Note: the thin crack may now hold a piton; however, this was placed after the first ascent and should be pulled if it's there.


Rack up to 2 inches, with emphasis on small gear.


Matt Juth
Matt Juth   Evergreen
Alvino Added a pin for the bolted route that now goes up the right side of the face. It looks like the crack was enlarged to make room for the piton. Apr 19, 2005

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