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Routes in (b) North Face

Coup de Grace T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
East Lark T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
El Dorado T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13
El Grandote T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
El Monte T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b R
El Whampo T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Elegant Arch T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Grace Slick T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13
Hard Lark T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Northeast Face East T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Northeast Face West T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Northeast Farce T 5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a
Partners in Crime T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Science Friction T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Too Biased T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R
West Lark T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
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Type: Trad, 300 ft, 2 pitches
FA: Mark Uphus and Bill Cramer Oct. 2003
Page Views: 1,345 total · 10/month
Shared By: BCramer on Nov 30, 2006
Admins: C Miller, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Description

This route takes a line up the left edge of the Grace Slick slab (left of Grace Slick). Begin as for NE Face route, but at the big roof formed by bottom of the GS slab (optional belay) look for a bolt. Step right and then straight up over roof. Follow bolts (plus some gear) to two bolt belay. Last pitch continues up slab (gear and bolts) to a ledge then up a block to rap station. Rap the route (60M single or two ropes). Exciting line on good rock.

Protection

Small to large cams, draws.

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Chris Diercks
San Diego, CA
  5.10a
Chris Diercks   San Diego, CA
  5.10a
There are two spots to easily get up on to the slab. The one higher up is much closer to the first bolt of the the first pitch. I really liked this climb. Ends up being just a little shy of 200 ft of pure slab. Can't wait to come back and lead it. Definitely need to have my head screwed on for this, especially the first pitch after the third (last) bolt. Anorexic slab padding. The route does seem to be a bit unloved as it is a bit gritty. A shame because it is a great route with relatively easy access and easy to rap off of with 2 60M ropes. We rapped towards then off of Coupe de Grace no problem (has rap rings). Jul 10, 2016

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