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Bird of Prey S 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Deer Lick T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Fawnskin S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
High Plains Drifter T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Hot Wing S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Last Call For Alcohol T 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Medicine Man S 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Nervous Twitch S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Thunderbird S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Thunderstruck S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Type: Trad, 40 ft
FA: Jim Hammerle & Rick Shull, 1989
Page Views: 199 total, 1/month
Shared By: C Miller on Jun 29, 2006
Admins: C Miller, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Description

This climb takes the obvious left-slanting handcrack in the middle of the east face. Good jams, good gear and an abundance of helpful face holds make this an enjoyable venture.

Protection

Gear to 2.5", chain anchors

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Kemper Brightman
Tucson
  5.6
Kemper Brightman   Tucson
  5.6
I wouldn't call it "very fun", but definitely an enjoyable route which takes plenty of gear, has great stances for placing and ends at a bolted anchor. Sure it's no Double Cross, but what more can you ask from a beginner trad line at a short little sport climbing cliff.

...I wonder what they'd rate this thing at J tree... Jul 26, 2015
Kyle Wills
Chicago, IL
  5.6
Kyle Wills   Chicago, IL
  5.6
Very fun? I disagree. There is nothing wrong with this route, but it is short and far too many huge face holds to merit the 5.8 rating. Its not thoughtful climbing at all, but if you are looking for an easy gear climb, maybe as a newish ( not brand new, as placement in the beginning arent super obvious) leader this is a good choice. Aug 6, 2012
Steve Powell  
 
very fun Dec 21, 2006