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Bombay Corner T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
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Hickory Nutcracker T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Type: Trad, 70 ft
FA: Bruce Burgess, Galen Howell
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Shared By: nbrown on Feb 2, 2008
Admins: Ryan Williams, Aaron Parlier, Steve Lineberry

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Description

Easily one of the best crack climbs at the Bald. It certainly has the most variety of them all. Climb past a couple of large flakes and into the chimney. Work your way up behind the huge flake (yes, on the inside-- it's not as tight as it looks). Continue up to a good stem at the top of the flake. Continue up the fantastic fist, hand, and finger crack to a belay in the notch. Descent: Walk off behind the huge flake that creates the chimney feature. It actuall comes out just uphill from the start. It is also possible to climb to the top on easier lesser quality face climbing, but you will need 2 ropes to get down.

Location

Far left side of the slabs. Obvious right facing, right angling corner.

Protection

Standard rack up to a #4 camelot. A extra #4 might come in handy, though it's easy to just walk them as you climb if you don't have the extra gear.

Photos

Did the route going outside the chimney instead of through it. Put a double sling at the pinch and went back out and went for it. Makes for an exciting mantle! It is asbeautiful climb as it looks! Apr 5, 2010
It was Galen Howell who held the rope on the FFA back around 1988. Feb 13, 2008