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Routes in Main Crag

"Exercize Buttress" T,TR 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
"Steeple" Face TR 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
A Mind is a Terrible Thing to Waste TR 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Almost Cut My Hair TR 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Changing Majors Senior Year T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13
College Rock Chimney Buttress TR 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
College Rock Traverse V3 6A
Don't Know Much About Biology TR 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Don't Stop Till You See the Whites of My Eyes TR 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Exersize Left to the Reader TR 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Extra Points TR 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Flunked Again TR 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
It's Late September TR 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Mantel V3 6A
Militant Right TR 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
More Money TR 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
My Mind Is A Blank T,TR 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
Nerds TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Not on My Face You Don't TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Send Money TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Spring Vacation (College Rock Chimney) TR 5.0 2- 4 I 6 MM 1c
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Type: TR, 25 ft
FA: unknown, probably the mid 1970s
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Shared By: Robbovius on Jul 23, 2007
Admins: Joe M., Old Timer, jim.dangle

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The route is short and somewhat contrived, but a fun, or painful, crimp-fest. Start in the small right hand corner to the left side of the bottom of the monolith. Follow the face up right on small crimps and toe chips, until you can place a hand on the "point" of the Steeple. Both sides of the monolith are off route. Balancy, technical, and crimpy. the feet get progressively thinner the higher you go. yeah, those easy holds beckon...don't be tempted!

For added fun, start on the face underneath the right-slanting overhang on the right side of the monolith. Climb up the face under the overhang on good holds as far as you can, and then transfer out left from under the overhang and onto the face on crimps and one good foot. Enjoy!


The climb goes up the face of the right-leaning semi-detached monolith that forms part of the jagged buttress just to the left of the "Exersize Left to the Reader" 5.9 handcrack, and is identified by an obvious sharp point at the top, the "Steeple". It's about 2/3 of the way down the crag towards the south end.


Set up the TR anchor on the ledge above "Exersize Left to the Reader" with the power point hanging over the edge of the face above and behind the steeple point. Toss your rope out over the monolith face. Even with gear, you'll need longish slings.


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