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Impotent T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Made in the Shade T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Manzanar T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Out on a Limb T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Overpass T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Road Work T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Soft Shoulder T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Type: Trad, 360 ft, 2 pitches
FA: Alex Schmauss, Charlie Johnson (3/87)
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Shared By: outdooreric on Feb 17, 2007
Admins: Aron Quiter, Euan Cameron, AWinters, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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The crux comes right away. The thin dirt-filled finger crack has thin pro and moves. When I climbed this, it felt a bit harder, since I was digging pine needles out of the crack with my nut tool so I could place pro and get my fingers in. Once past the offending pine tree, the climbing gets a lot cleaner. The crack system eventually becomes a chimney. Belay on a ledge at 180'. Another 180' pitch leads to the top on more grainy 5.7 terrain.


Left side of the Roadwork Wall. 3rd-class descent to the left.


1-2 each cams, fingers to a 4-inch piece.


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I retreated from this one when I saw how much vegetation was in the crack. Scare-wee Mar 25, 2009
Bryan G
Bryan G   Yosemite
The first 20 feet or so looked insecure and scary. The base was also swarming (SWARMING!!) with ants, which made my decision to skip this one all the easier. Aug 25, 2011
J Smith  
The start looks harder and scarier than it turns out to be. Definitely bring a C4 #5 or equivalent for the 2nd pitch. A single rap with TWO 60m ropes gets you down. Watch out for sap at the base of the route, we flaked our rope right onto it. Sep 5, 2011

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