Type: Sport
FA: Chris Smith
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Shared By: BrianWinslow on Aug 21, 2007
Admins: J Beta, M Sprague, lee hansche, Jeffrey LeCours, Jonathan Steitzer, Robert Hall

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Description

The route climbs the arete to the right of Black Mamba, near the middle-bottom right of the crag. It's crimpy, powerful, technical, and balancy, depending on how you go about it. I like to clip the second bolt, as there is a tough move above the first and I am affraid of hitting the deck, but it is a little bit high and hard to reach with a stick clip, so bring a long stick. If your stick is somewhat inadequate (hehe) it's pretty easy to clip the bolt if you traverse from the left (start of Black Mamba) but I feel that you would need to lower off to do the opening moves.

After climbing past the first two bolts, mantel onto a good ledge, then the arete eases up a bit. Soon it gets steeper, and more technical. Reach the wet hold on the right, hopefully not after much rain and not in the moss, then follow the bolts to the left of the messy broken rock and back right to the Lower Offs.

Location

The arete to the right of Black Mamba. The climb starts from the left side of the relatively flat ground on the bottom right of the clif (I hope that makes sense.)

Protection

13 bolts (long stick clip or traverse recommended for the first bolt.)

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