Straight and Narrow
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Routes in Land of the Rising Moon
|Analog V8-9 7B+|
|Blade Runner T 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c|
|Colorado Cable Cutter T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a|
|Cross of Iron T 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b|
|Digital V6 7A|
|Drain Pipe T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b|
|Drainpipe Left Exit T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a|
|Master of Sport T 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b|
|Moonrise Variation T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b|
|Straight and Narrow T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Type:||Trad, 50 ft|
|FA:||John Garson, Jeb Schenck, 1971|
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|Shared By:||Stephen Marsh on Jul 31, 2005|
|Admins:||Mike Snyder, Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Aeon Aki|
DescriptionIn the middle of LRM, look for an easy to identify dihedral (Straight & Narrow). Master of Sport is a left to right-angling crack to the left which joins S&N halfway up. This is a really good route, and NOT offwidth climbing.
Hand jamming, liebacking, and possibly [a little] wide technique will get you to the top. Starting in the large, left-facing corner ascend a double crack system which turns into a triple crack system. Gain a stance on a small platform. Leaving this to get to the bomber hand jams above is the crux. Belay at a large chockstone with slings around it. Check condition of slings before trusting!
There is a 2nd pitch option which continues up the wide crack to the top. This is the 3rd pitch of Drain Pipe, rated 5.4. Scramble down the backside.