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Aerial S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Alvin's Route (TR) TR 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Bell Bottom Blues T 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Bottomless Topless T,TR 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Brain Child S 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b
Break Out T,TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Bypass T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Cannibals S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Composure T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Conform or Be Cast Out S 5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a
Crack of the Eighties T 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
Death Tongue S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Devaluation T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Devaluation Direct T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R
Disciples Of the New Wave T,S 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Drop Out Left T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Drop Out Right T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Farewell to Arms T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Hair Lip T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Hair Shirt T,TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Hair and Now S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Jam Session T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Karl's Gym T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Little Feat S,TR 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Manic Depression T 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Missing Mind S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Molar Concentration T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Mole's Corner T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Monkey Paws T,TR 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Night Country T 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Nova Express T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
On The Edge T 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a PG13
Palsy T,TR 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster T,S 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a PG13
Panic in Detroit T,TR 5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Pea Soup T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Peter Principle T,TR 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Pump Lust S 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
Rage Reduction T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Rapid Transit T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13
Reductio ad absurdum S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Rick and Eric's T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13
Sanitation Crack T,TR 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Side Effect T,TR 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Split Pea T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Telegraph Crack T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Thing, The T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Two Fingers Gold T 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a R
Welcome to My Nightmare T 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Type: Trad
FA: Karl Hammer, John Hoffman, 1976.
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Shared By: Blitzo on Nov 11, 2006
Admins: Aron Quiter, Lurker, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Access Notes Details

Description

This is the pumper crack on the left of the East Face. It leans slightly left.

Protection

Pro to 3"

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Gordy Ainsleigh
Auburn, California
  5.10b
Gordy Ainsleigh   Auburn, California
  5.10b
This is a fabulous climb! It's about a 5.9 until you get to the left-arching crack/flake, which I have always done as a layback, foregoing protection once I hit the layback. That part of the climb is thrillingly muscular, and you just have to keep moving. The holds get better and better at exactly the rate that your grip gets weaker and weaker, so you arrive at the top with grip muscles totally spent, almost unable to hold onto bomber holds. If you haven't done this as a layback, you've missed half the fun. It's a long fall if you come off, but there's nothing to hit, and you'll either get an air catch or a maneageable landing at the bottom. Kudos to the guy who named this route. I'm thinking he did it as a layback.
Loved Peter Lewis' comment. Aug 11, 2017
Rude Boy
San Francisco, CA
 
Rude Boy   San Francisco, CA
 
Nicely played Peter. Man up to your humility.

The start requires some muscle to pull through. Then I seemed to find "good enough" rest spots throughout until the end. The last 10 feet or so to the anchors are definitely the crux. Here the rock felt quite "slippery". Sep 13, 2015
Peter Lewis
Bridgton, Maine
Peter Lewis   Bridgton, Maine
I remember doing this about 1996, at a time when I boasted, "I can onsight any 5.10 finger crack." Shortly thereafter I retreated from FTA and let my friend KC Baum finish if for me. I barely followed on TR. Embarrassed. Then assumed it was the altitude. Then realized that I lived at pretty much the same altitude. Then realized it was pure hubris. Never said anything like that again. Great route. Get on it. Speak softly. Mar 2, 2015
BruceB
Reno, NV
  5.10b
BruceB   Reno, NV
  5.10b
I found the crux (upper finger crack) really tough to lead through. It takes pro well, but stopping to place it saps all your strength. The crack is rounded over and off-finger so it's hard to get good finger locks.
Strenuous for sure! Jul 4, 2012
Karsten Duncan
Sacramento, CA
 
Karsten Duncan   Sacramento, CA
 
Great description Blitzo. This climb is not to be missed! Jun 8, 2009
Tyler Logan
Mammoth Lakes, CA
Tyler Logan   Mammoth Lakes, CA
Fitting name. It definitely gets pumpy towards the end! Mar 24, 2008
426
 
426  
 
Don't miss this if you like steep hand cracks! Mar 8, 2007