Upper Left Roof
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|Type:||Trad, TR, 75 ft|
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|Shared By:||George Perkins on Sep 12, 2007|
|Admins:||Aaron Hobson, Jason Halladay, Anthony Stout, LeeAB Brinckerhoff, Marta Reece, Drew Chojnowski|
DescriptionClimb the huge right-facing corner. The first half of the climb has many big ledges and positive holds. From a good ledge, work up a tricky thin hand crack. Traverse left when you reach the roof, stuff some gear in the finger crack overhead, and commit to the crux highstep and lieback moves passing the roof. Keep going to the exit jugs on the ledge.
This, and Beginner's Hand Jam are the most popular 5.9s at the Playground, I think.
The Fingertip Lieback variation begins in the next thin crack to the right. It's rated 10d, and is a fun committing lieback which joins the Upper Left Roof route midway up. It's protectable with small nuts at its crux, then small cams.
You can also finish the route through the next crack to the right to exit the high roof. This is reachy and probably about 5.10+.