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Blood Feud T 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Bombay Chimney T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Climb of the Ancient Mariner T,S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Corinthian Column T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Great Dihedral, The T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Grovelly Chimney T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Handbook T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Hot Licks T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Knight's Gambit T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Knight's Gambit Variation T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b R
Labor of Lust T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b X
Orange Julius T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R
Pineapple Juice T,S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Sicilian Defense T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Sorcerer T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Sorcerer -- Mariner Traverse T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R
Sorcerer's Apprentice T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a PG13
Southern Cross T 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Strawberry Short Cake T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Summer Festival T 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Sun King T 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Tarantula T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c PG13
Treebeard T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Truth T 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
Unknown Chasm T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Wide Gauge T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b C1
Winds of Fortune T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
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Type: Trad, 300 ft, 4 pitches, Grade II
FA: FA: Wylie, Joseph, Ming
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Shared By: John Tormalehto on Jan 26, 2004
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Description

P1- Step around left, and jam two parallel cracks to a pleasant belay ledge with two new bolts, 5.7+ (75').

P2- Face climb up the arete past two bolts, the crux is about 12' above the second bolt. More great face climbing takes you past some gear and one more bolt (5.9 X). Then locate belay some 30' or 40' above third bolt (natural belay) 140'.

P3- Continue up the arete (5.9 R), work up and right past a bolt used on the Mariner (5.8 X), pull over the Sorcerer roof at a finger crack (5.9). Belay after 150'.

P4- Easy rock finds the top (5.5).

Variation: A direct start right of the first pitch was put up in the 80s by Hidetaka Suzuki (5.11+). Climb a leaning, finger crack with a pin at 2/3 height. Pulling off the ground is the crux, but it will definitely keep your attention the whole way.

Protection

Excellent, the epitome of Lumpy face climbing. This route ascends the 300-foot bluntish arete between the Mariner and Handbook. Start on the same grassy ledge from which Mariner and the Sorcerer start. (The bolts were replaced with Fixe wedge bolts, stainless steel 3/8" x 2 3/4") on 9-13-03. Standard Lumpy rack.

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The route proper is vs, but the variation is well protected. This is my first contribution to this site, and I guess I don't quite have it figured out. You should also know that it is possible to link the main arete in one pitch. From the two bolt anchor to the roof is 200' of great, spicy climbing. That was the way I head pointed the route, and to me it seemed safer. The belay on the arete might not be the best. Cheers! Jan 28, 2004