Type: Trad, 60 ft
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Shared By: Andrew Tower on Jul 4, 2007 with updates from Gokul
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Description

The offwidth crack/flake system that climbs out of the dihedral near the left end of the Far East wall (right of Kinky Boots). It eats up big gear in the #3 to #5 sizes. Long runners are a good idea.

Great flake, good rock and good pro everywhere except a short stretch in the middle.

Protection

SR including a few #2-#4 cams, and possibly bigger.

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Scott Strong
Dallas, TX
 
Scott Strong   Dallas, TX
 
The guidebook says standard rack, doubles #2-4. From the bottom the top half looked protectable with #2s but I found that it really requires mostly 3s and 4s to protect the climb. Long runners are a good idea too. May 30, 2011
michaeltarne  
 
First Time Up is a great route, uses big gear almost the whole way- I never placed anything smaller than a BD#2. Great flake, good rock and good pro everywhere except a short stretch in the middle. Mar 4, 2012
Andrew Sellers
Dallas, TX
  5.9-
Andrew Sellers   Dallas, TX
  5.9-
Recommend a C4 #6 in the middle corner, runout the crux, and protect up by the jug shaped like an L, if you get tired, you can sling your rope there while you protect. A double arm bar will provide a great rest at the offwidth section. May 30, 2012
David Germer
Omaha, NE
 
David Germer   Omaha, NE
 
Can be climbed with a single #4, a #6 is overkill. Bring multiple #3s if you want to sew it up! Dec 6, 2014
Doug Hemken
Madison, WI
 
Doug Hemken   Madison, WI  
 
Prettier (and less burly) than it looks from the ground!

I used two #3s and two #4s, and had to think a little about where I wanted to leave what. I also used a large nut. Nov 8, 2016
Andrew Smith
Dallas, TX
Andrew Smith   Dallas, TX
I only was able to get 1/2 on lead, super difficult for me to place gear at the crux. Seemed harder to me than a 5.8+, but crack climbing definitely is not my strong suite. Hopefully next time I will be able to get it on lead. Bring large gear, 1 #2, 3 #3's, 2 #4's, and maybe some large hexes (if that's your thing). Jul 23, 2017