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Archer T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
B. T. Express T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Battle Axe S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Clean Corner T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Crawford's Face S 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Cream Puff, The T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Crepes Corner T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Desiderata T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Earn Your Wings TR 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Fear of Flying T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R
Fluted Crust T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Hands Masseuse T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Head Jammer S,TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Iotolla S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Jewel of the Nile S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Knob Hill T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Mad Wife T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Miller's Highlife T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
New Blood S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
No Doubt Stout T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Pie Face Dihedral T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Pie in the Sky T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R
Poly Grip S 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Road House Blues T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Saw, The T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Shelob's Lair T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Slot, The T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
True Grip T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Walk Like an Egyptian T 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Wind S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Wipe Out T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Zig Zag T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Zig Zag Finish T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Type: Trad, 275 ft, 2 pitches
FA: Paul Crawford, Mike Shreve, 1976.
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Shared By: Blitzo on Feb 22, 2007
Admins: Aron Quiter, Lurker, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Description

Good route, but grainy. I don't know what the photo's all about.

Down and to the right of Pie Face are three cracks. These are to the left of True Grip.

Climb the right-hand crack, a bolt protects face moves to a chimney/offwidth. Follow this to a belay. Most folks rap from here, or there is an interesting down climb off the back side.

The seldom done second pitch, goes up and right to a chimney. Climb this until it is possible to move left onto a face, which is followed to the top.

Protection

Pro to 4".

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MisterCattell Cattell
South Lake Tahoe, Ca
 
MisterCattell Cattell   South Lake Tahoe, Ca
 
Definitely recommend a #4 for the ow up high. Not that it's too techy up there, but gear gets rather sparse and a fall would more than likely result in a collision with the ledge below the stem. Rad route, though! TR'd the finger crack down and to the left today, too. Jan 16, 2015
Ed Henicle
Santa Rosa, CA
Ed Henicle   Santa Rosa, CA
Good finger, hand, and toe jam practice. Take some laps on this route to improve your skills. Protects well, but of course if you put to much gear in, you take your jams away... Apr 21, 2014
Willoughby  
 
Went to the Pie Shop for the first time a few weeks back, and a party was camped out on this route ALL DAY. I went back and did it today, and now I know why. Way more fun than the two-star reviews suggest. Sure it's grainy, but tape up and enjoy the locker jams. Aside from a couple of psychological cruxes for the leader, it's pure fun - killer jams, and some fun stemming and chimneying higher up. This is a fun route - we each had to take two laps! You can toprope with a 60m rope, but for the rope to reach you'll have to start belaying from 15-20' up to the left, up the footpath along the base. Feb 6, 2012