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Routes in Perfect Crimb Area

Advanced Birding S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Crank-n-Go-Go S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Demystification S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Don't Mean Nothin' T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Fallout, aka Perfect Sex S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Gear Fear T,S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Hateful Pleasures T,S 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
Lacuna S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
One Hand Jam S 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Perfect Crimb, The S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Pulldown Menu S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Technical Difficulties S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Vice Squad S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Type: Sport
FA: FTR: Nate Postma,/FL: Mike Dahlberg
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Shared By: Chris treggE on Jul 17, 2006
Admins: Kris Gorny, Chris treggE

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Description

Big and burly is the name of the game. This route is 2 to the right of Perfect Crimb, and starts up the face to the big notch in the lower roof. It's pretty sandy on the first face so be careful climbing to the first bolt. From there, catch a little rest under the roof before setting out for the sprint to the anchors. Pull the roof and then move left around that hanging flake and onto the next face. I've heard you can knee bar somewhere up there but I never tried. Pull the next roof and finish on good but pumpy jugs and edges. Then attempt the real crux of the climb, retrieving your notched biners, because you are too cheap to buy notchless ones.

  • RCM&W #86, p. 131

Protection

Bolts. Please use your own gear for top rope. Please bring an extra biner and if the ones up top look bad or don't easily clip or shut, please replace it. It's good karma.

Also, you will want to use a long sling for the bolt under the big roof. Even still you get some rope drag up high.

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randy baum
Minneapolis, MN
  5.12b
randy baum   Minneapolis, MN
  5.12b
holds are dirty and loose at the small roof before the anchors. i broke off multiple holds. Jul 7, 2008
Kris Gorny

  5.12b
Kris Gorny    
  5.12b
Watch out for the big sharp flake in the crux (the hanging flake that Chris is describing). It vibrates when slapped. If it ever comes off it could cut the rope or mess up the belayer. Lou Hibbard suggested using double ropes on that climb. May be a good idea. Oct 30, 2007