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Better Than Mecca T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Classic T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Classified T 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
Early Bird T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13
Free Wheel T 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Neo-Classic T 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Post Classic T 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Potluck T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Sword of Damocles T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Virtuoso T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Wheeler Dealer T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
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Type: Trad, 50 ft
FA: Mike Goff and Rusty Baillie
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Shared By: Greg DeMatteo on Apr 30, 2008
Admins: Luke Bertelsen, JJ Schlick, Greg Opland

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Head up the bouldery moves on the left crack. There is a easier low crux, and then some thin hand jams/lieback up to a steep ledge (looks like a huge ledge from below). The second part of the climb heads up the obvious right facing corner with great, though steep and sharp, hand jamming/stemming. Probably one of the better hand cracks on the sunny side of the canyon.


To the right of the large boulder, located down the small hill to the climbers left of the Better than Mecca alcove.


Single rack, doubles of .75 and #1 camalots.


Brian Boyd
Kowloon, Hong Kong
Brian Boyd   Kowloon, Hong Kong  
I placed red and gold camalots in the upper corner. A couple of blue camalots (#3) are also useful. Apr 4, 2010
Prescott, AZ
presto   Prescott, AZ
Prescott climbing book has this as a 10c. Maybe more like an "a" or "b" depending on hand size. Fantastic climbing, loads of fun. Starts with a wonderful clean lie-back, to a rest before the hand crack. I used up to a #3 friend (not BD), doubles in hand sizes are great. Feb 26, 2013

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