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Arrowsmith T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Capital Y T 5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c PG13
Captain Crunch T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Crucifix T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Crunch Berries T,S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Doctor Kildare T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Dream Landscape T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a X
Funky Finger Crack T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Leaning Tower Direct T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Love Potion Number 8 T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b X
Lycra Sheath T,S,TR 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Neckline T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c X
Noname T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Second Hand T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Tenderfoot T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Tight Rope T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Wild and Crazy T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Y, The T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Type: Trad
FA: Diane Fisher, Jon Frank (1984
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Shared By: Craig Childre on Oct 13, 2006
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Access is always an issue here. Details

Description

Very exposed and scary start. Hand traversing from right to left across a steep wall to the start of the crack. Get your #1 TCU in and then start up the funky crack. More face climbing than crack.

Protection

many wired nuts and small cams from 0.2 to 2 inches. def. need a #1 TCU or equivalent

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C Banks
Tucson, AZ
  5.10b
C Banks   Tucson, AZ
  5.10b
FFC is an excellent route in my opinion. After the committing initial traverse (best climbed quickly, since it's not too hard unless you hang out and get pumped), the remainder of the pitch is fun, sustained (and well-protected) climbing on excellent stone.

From the bolt anchor at the top of the route, one can easily traverse right on a large ledge to continue with either Lycra Sheath or the second pitch of LTD, making for two great pitches of 5.9 - 5.10c climbing. Jan 12, 2009