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Type: Sport, 80 ft
FA: Steve Schneider
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Shared By: Tom Helvie on Jul 20, 2006
Admins: Aron Quiter, Euan Cameron, AWinters, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Incredible line straight up the center of the face. Follow small edges up to a slight traverse left to gain the flake. Layback up the flake and make a long, strenuous move back onto the face. Another hard move guards the finishing slab. Sustained. Try not to think about Bachar soloing it while your climbing.


9 quickdraws to mussy hooks
Mammoth Lakes, CA
EJoe   Mammoth Lakes, CA
It's funny, I actually think Darshan makes this feel like 5.11+/12-. I'll round up, but this is possibly the mellowest 12b I've climbed. Oct 26, 2016
Todd Graham
Sierra Eastside, CA
Todd Graham   Sierra Eastside, CA
Two cruxes -- one off the flake (left hand side pull, feet up, then launch up and right) and off flat jug a few moves higher. Great route. Jun 22, 2016
GhaMby Eagan
GhaMby Eagan   Heaven
This makes Darshan feel like 5.11 Mar 3, 2014
andy patterson
Carpinteria, CA
andy patterson   Carpinteria, CA  
I did think about Bachar soloing while I redpointed. It didn't help.

But I still redpointed!

Awesome route. A must-do. Aug 16, 2010