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Type: Sport, 80 ft
FA: Chris Miller
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Shared By: Tom Helvie on Jul 21, 2006
Admins: Aron Quiter, Euan Cameron, AWinters, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Start at a crack/seam right of the arete. This leads to a long leftward span move (crux) followed by another long move to gain the horizontal/ledge. Move left again up a steeper face section, then into the handcrack which is followed to the top. Good climbing and well bolted.


12 bolts, coldshut anchor


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Verdi, NV
Lurker   Verdi, NV  
One of the best routes I've done in the gorge. Super solid rock and aesthetic movement.

Edit: did something break? The moves pulling up to the pocket near the 8th (?) bolt seem significantly harder than when I did this 4 years ago. Maybe I just got older and weaker.... Dec 3, 2013
Howie Stern
Mammoth Lakes, Ca
Howie Stern   Mammoth Lakes, Ca
The move down low doesn't seem that difficult...The crux to me as I remember(it's been about 10 years since I did the second ascent) was the upper section after the ledge...Really good route, varied climbing... Dec 22, 2011