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Routes in Vedauwoo Dome

CLAw T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13
Cultural Learnings of America T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Dirty Diapers TR 5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a
Fluorogreen T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Poutine T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Putain T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Soufflant T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Unknown T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
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Type: Trad, 80 ft
FA: Charlie Cundiff & Sophie Evitt 2007
Page Views: 617 total, 5/month
Shared By: Aaron Hobson on Mar 2, 2008
Admins: Aaron Hobson, Jason Halladay, Anthony Stout, LeeAB Brinckerhoff, Marta Reece, Drew Chojnowski

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Description

This shaded left-facing corner is just thin enough at the start to get your attention. The crux is the first 20 ft where the corner is smooth and the crack is pinched down to fingers in only a few spots. There is also a dirty layer of grime/lichen around the crack from the probable run-off that this climb sees after a storm. However, the dirt doesn't detract from the climbing and gives it an "First-Ascent" feel as you wonder if any climber has ever tried this straight-forward climb before. Above the first 20 ft, the climbing becomes more varied and a bit easier, with lots of options for protection and climbing styles.

At the top you gain a ledge that is around the corner from Poutine/Putain cracks.

Location

This route is on the North facing part of the dome, visible from the parking area. There is a large Sotol bush at the bottom of the corner, which is at the top of a steep gully. It is usually shaded. The approach involves a fair amount of scrambling, especially the last 100 ft up the gully.

Protection

Small cams/wires protect the crux section, various gear will work for the upper section.

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Sophie Evitt Oct 23, 2008