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Biochemically Compacted Sexual Affection

5.11d, Sport, 85 ft,  Avg: 3.8 from 31 votes
FA: Scott Ayers, Jeff Schoen & Eden Masters, 1990
California > Sierra Eastside > Bishop Area > Owens River Gorge > Upper Gorge > Holy Trinity
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This very aesthetic and potentially pumpy route follows the very blunt arete/face to the left of "Sex Packets" (Not to be confused with the deceiving blunt arete immediately adjacent to the 5.9 "Blasphemy")  No stand-out cruxes, but it feels long and sustained, not to mention exposed. This route will seem less pumpy if you have good technique. Considering the high quality of this route, it seems under-traveled.


One of a couple routes between "Sex Packets" and "Pick Pocket." Scramble up some ledges and a right leaning ramp, then head up the short, right facing corner to start the route. 



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Added the lines for Holy Trinity using Euan Cameron's Pic.
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[Hide Comment] The full name for this route, "Biochemically Compacted Sexual Affection", comes from the song Sex Packets, which incidentally is the 5.12a just to the right. Mar 15, 2008
Neil Rankin
Winston-Salem, NC
[Hide Comment] My favorite 11d in the Gorge. Apr 1, 2013
Pavel Burov
[Hide Comment] One of the best 11d to on-sight. Hmmm... with all that chalkmarks on-sight is impossible. Thus it is one of the best 11d for your flash attempt. Nov 4, 2014