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Besieged S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Besieged Briefly S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Captain Winkler T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13
Eat Cake S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Et Tu Brutus T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Exercise in Absurdity S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
For Foot Soldiers T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Minor Skirmish S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Real Special Forces, The S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Timorous S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
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Type: Sport, 80 ft
FA: Robin Barley, Tim Barley 2001
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Shared By: Mike Teschke on Sep 1, 2008
Admins: Sean Godwin, Kate Lynn

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Slopey jugs going up an overhang about 2/3 the way up is probably the crux. The rock is unusually different from other climbs in the area and is a pleasant change. Super fun bouldery sort of moves.


30 feet to the right of Minor Skirmish.


8 bolts - it was retro bolted to protect the start. Offset bolt anchors.


the schmuck
Albuquerque, NM
the schmuck   Albuquerque, NM
This route is actually to the left of Special Forces. There is a decent 11b squeeze job between Timorous and Special Forces. Aug 26, 2014
Tiffany Samson
Seattle, WA
Tiffany Samson   Seattle, WA
Graded as 5.10c in the book. Very easy to first bolt. Bouldery climbing. Route flowed very well. Some high feet. Slopers are the small ledges that you rise above. Some nice crimps too. A wee burly in the middle at the first bulge - that is the crux. Easier than Minor Skirmish and Exercise in Absurdity. Sep 12, 2018

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