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A-Team TR 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Alphabet Soup T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Cat Arm Seam S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Dogleg Crack T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Hind Quarters S 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
Jaws of Life T,TR 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Meat Grinder T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
St. Vitus' Dance S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Z Crack T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
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Type: Sport
FA: FA: Kimmo Nissinen, Zach Hausken 1990
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Shared By: Eric Fjellanger on Oct 6, 2008 with updates from Mack Johnson
Admins: Scott Coldiron, Jon Nelson, Micah Klesick

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Who would expect to find a wild overhanging sport route in this area?

Scramble to the top of a block to clip the first bolt under the overhang. From here, big juggy moves take you up and left (some heel hooking chops might come in handy here). You find yourself under a massive hueco into which you can crawl for a rest before popping back out onto the overhanging wall, and up over the lip.


Left of Z-Crack, around the corner and a bit uphill.


3 bolts provide good protection. An alternate start could be protected with some trad gear.


Will McConaughy
Tucson, AZ
Will McConaughy   Tucson, AZ
I had way too much fun on this route. I would suggest slinging the two necks in the rest hueco for protection. Committing moves, but not too hard once you go for it. Sep 1, 2017

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