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Popeye

5.11a, Trad, 30 ft (9 m),  Avg: 2 from 1 vote
FA: Alan Bartlett, November 1982
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Description

A strenuous hand and fist roof crack. This is one of the few climbs on which I pulled a hamstring muscle.

Location

This climb is set back a ways from the outside of the formation. It is below and well to the right of Acid Crack on the southeast face. A short, slanting hand crack leads over a roof, across from The Taming of the Shoe.

Protection

mainly 2" - 3" pieces

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Popeye, 5.11a
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