Type: Trad, 70 ft (21 m)
FA: D. Hare, C. Peisker, 1986
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Shared By: Tony B on Nov 20, 2007
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC

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Description Suggest change

An obscure route relative to the more recent additions to the wall, this one is not clearly outlined by bolts or chalk. Start up off the ground and climb a crux slab past a bolt. This is rated 5.11a in the Rossiter book, but feels more like 5.10. 'The Scientist' is considerably harder. Head up and left with small nuts and cams ready. While the first descent was no doubt done in some other fashion, presently the retreat is quite easy. Work over to the anchors on 'The Scientist' and rap off.

Location Suggest change

Just left of The Scientist on the left-facing wall at Plotinus. Start on a slab and then work up and left to a shallow corner. The topo on this site guides you to finish as for Plotinus, but the original option is still left of there.

Protection Suggest change

A single bolt on a slab is used to access a crack system that will take a few nuts and small cams. I last climbed it in 2003 and the precise size needed presently escapes me. The protection is poor up in the corner there, but the difficulty has been considerably decreased. If you felt solid getting to it, you should be OK.