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Routes in First Cliff, Left Tower.

Fall Line, The S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Heliotropic S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Stoic Tree Arete S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Type: Sport, 80 ft
FA: Eric Sorenson, Neil Hightower. 2003
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Shared By: outdooreric on Jul 4, 2007
Admins: Aron Quiter, Euan Cameron, AWinters, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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This route is not listed in the 3rd Edition. It starts just left of Stoic Tree Arete and climbs up the nice orange face to the left of the arete. Toward the top, it squeezes that climb and shares the anchor. This climb was originally done without any bolts. It was then retrobolted without permission by an anonymous party the next year.


Bolts, many of which can be skipped.


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MisterE Wolfe
Bishop, CA
MisterE Wolfe   Bishop, CA
Pretty squeezed bolt line - and, as stated natural protection is readily available right next to bolts.

Additionally, the forced bolt-line to the left at the crux makes it even more contrived - since it re-joins Stoic Tree Arete both there and at the anchors.

That being said, it has some fun moves - but should have just been left as the obvious top-rope or trad-lead route that it originally intended to be. Jun 20, 2015