Type: Trad, 75 ft
FA: Jim McCarthy & Ants Leemets - 1961
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Shared By: Josh Janes on Feb 23, 2006
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Access Issue: Tree Preservation and Rappeling Details

Description

Tough Shift is a great, scary little pitch on the stacked MF wall. Begin at the right-hand margin of the wall, just right of Graveyard Shift, at a thin jagged crack. The crux is sandbagged, but fairly well-protected, although there is some scary climbing at about 10a.

Climb up the crack into a right-facing corner system and follow this up to an obvious high point that is about 20' below the roof band. Place some high pro and bust it straight left (crux, long reach) to a good, but committing, hold. Take another deep breath and continue left, and then up into a distinctly orange/white shield of rock. The holds are there, but you definitely don't want to blow it as you're looking at a big pendulum whipper. Climb up into the roof and stretch even further left to a welcome flake/jug, and good protection. Pull the roof, and belay at one of the two-bolt anchors above.

Protection

Standard Rack.

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