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Bombay TR 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Needles TR 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Outside Corner T,TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Pins T,TR 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Power of Positive Thinking, The T,TR 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b PG13
Tensile Strength TR 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Thunderstorm TR 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b V1-2 5
Type: Trad, TR, 50 ft
FA: FFA: Kevin Bein
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Shared By: Steve Marr on Jan 16, 2007
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Start in a wide, right-leaning crack, with a small seam that leads up to the left. Climb past a left-angling crack (The Power of Positive Thinking, 10) to a small pod on the right side of the crack about 1/2 way up. Reach for a good, right-facing, side pull and pull up through the blank face (crux). The second difficulty is climbing though the small edges with poor feet near the top.


This is located about eight feet right of Outside Corner.


Small gear if leading, belay/TR anchors on top.


Nick Weinberg
Lyme, NH
Nick Weinberg   Lyme, NH
I would say this is more like 10a. It is a VERY enjoyable and well protected lead with good stances to place gear. All you need are nuts and cams up to a grey alien. I think this is the best all around line at the quarry. Jan 17, 2017
B-Mkll Mackall
Bozeman, MT
B-Mkll Mackall   Bozeman, MT
Addendum to the description above:

It's my understanding that the pure line avoids the giant sidepull flake at the halfway point mentioned above, and instead sticks to the thinning crack with a huge move to the ledge above. Keeps it stout either way. Nov 14, 2013
john strand
southern colo
john strand   southern colo
FFA: Kevin Bein. Jan 31, 2010