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Brothers in Arms T 5.12c/d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Edge of Fright T 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c R
Eyes of the World T 5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a R
Maelstrom, The T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Mississippi Half-Step T 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Off Your Rocker T 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a R
Prequel to the Sequel T 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b PG13
Uptown Toodeloo T 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Type: Trad, 190 ft, 2 pitches, Grade III
FA: Kevin Stricker, Dave Russell
Page Views: 841 total, 5/month
Shared By: Kevin Stricker on Feb 11, 2005
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Seasonal Raptor Closure Details


Off Your Rocker climbs a beautiful face between Brothers in Arms and Uptown Toodleloo, finishing on the tower left of the main Poe Buttress. Begin by 4th classing to a ledge below an obvious scoop just to the right of the arĂȘte. Climb up into the orange scoop and place some protection on the right before making moves left to a horizontal crack (medium TCU). Consider unclipping the original pieces to reduce rope drag later. Once standing on the horizontal, build your nest in a flaring vertical seam (small TCU and RPs, Screamers advised). Make insecure moves up the seam until it dies out, then climb 11- moves with pro well below your feet to reach the diagonal crack of Brothers in Arms. Climb Brothers for 10 feet then head up and back left on large plates to clip a bolt. Continue up to a horizontal crack (#3 Camalot) and stand up to clip another bolt. Pull crux moves to a jug on the arĂȘte, then run it out to the block (cable anchor) and belay. The second pitch starts off the Rocking block, climbing fun dinner plates past 4 bolts (.10+) to a somewhat grainy but easy crack. Step left towards the top at a large flake (double runner wraps nicely) and continue on easier rock to the top. Rap twice with a 60m rope to the ground. The both pitches were rehearsed on TR before being bolted and led. All the bolts on this route were placed on lead, and all but two were bolted from stances. Climbing the first pitch of Uptown Toodleloo allows you to TR the first pitch.


RPs to #3 Camalot, Screamers and Offset RPs recommended.