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Routes in The Columns

Appetizer S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Bear Backin It S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Chicks Dig It S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Dudes Lick It S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Dudes Squeezin Chicks S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Flamed Thrower S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Flying Circus S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Friendly Fire S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Gold Rush S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Mercy Buckets S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Type: Sport, 90 ft
FA: Todd Graham, June 1996
Page Views: 944 total, 7/month
Shared By: C Miller on Jan 24, 2007
Admins: Aron Quiter, Euan Cameron, AWinters, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Description

Located on the far right side of The Columns between Ashes To Ashes (5.11d) and Easy Rider (5.11c). The start of this route (first two bolts) is shared with Holy Smoke (5.11c) which then cuts up and left.

Climb past the shared start with Holy Smoke (5.11c) and continue up the long face on endless flat-topped edges to anchors just below the very top of the crag. Sustained climbing on positive holds with no stopper moves; this is very reminiscent of the climbing at the Owens River Gorge.

Protection

12 bolts, anchors

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Choncho  
Another Graham classic. Not as steep as those to its left, but great nonetheless. Jun 5, 2016