Type: Trad, 70 ft
FA: Phil Heller, Alex Carr 1986
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Shared By: Jeremy Steck on Jun 8, 2008
Admins: Pnelson, Ladd, Shawn Heath, Vicki Schwantes, Jake Jones

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Start in a hand crack and climb up into a wide pod. Exit the pod following great finger locks and jams to reach a stance below a small overhang. Traverse left about 6 feet to join a thin crack. Climb the thin crack(crux). Be careful not to steal a key hold with gear. Once you've reached the bomber finger lock, continue up and right to reach the anchors. This route has a great variety of climbing from hand jams to thin face moves.


Located in the center of an east facing wall to the left of the Conditioning Wall proper.


Gear up to a #3 Camalot, mostly nuts and smaller cams. Wide range of gear is needed. Shuts.


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This is a great route; not as sustained as classic cracks of the grade like The Shining or Linear Encounters, but not as scary or committing as face trad line like Arms Control or Recondite. It would actually be a great introduction for someone wanting to break into 5.11- face-trad at the NRG

As with many of the NRG's crack routes, don't get suckered into just climbing the crack at this route's upper seam crux. That's all I'll say without giving away too much beta. Oct 18, 2017