Type: Trad, 30 ft
FA: Ben Rosenberg and Mike Bannister
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Shared By: ben rosenberg on Apr 4, 2006
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Climb up the slab to the obvious left-facing dihedral. A wide crack splits the feature; climb this to the top.


This is the offwidth left of the route Full Throttle. Walk off to descend.


I got a couple of bad stoppers. Future parties should be able to protect with their biggest cams and/or Big Bros.


Tony B
Around Boulder, CO
Tony B   Around Boulder, CO
This felt harder than 5.9, but only for 2 meters. Then again, we did it in sub-freezing temperatures at sunrise. I suspect it might be easier for smaller people, and Mike is a Hobbit, so I can see where he is coming from....
Climb the easy slab with a hand crack in the corner, put in overhead gear (larger) then pull into a lieback and some grunting for a body length. A #5 Camalot is at the knees for a crux exit, but there is some suspect rock around, so be attentive to place it carefully. I think this would be a very hard and potentially dangerous for a 5.9 leader.
To belay, walk back 5m from the top and sling a few big rocks.
If only the climb were taller than 25', it would get more stars and respect.

Post script edit:
Mike has admitted that the assigned grade was a sandbag and was assigned because this is the 'traditional offwidth sandbag grade.' Apr 6, 2006