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Between a Rock and a Hard Place S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Big Pucker, The T,S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b R
Broken Arrow S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Broken Arrow (Direct) S,TR 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Buffalo Soldier T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Bye-Bye Fly-By T,TR 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R
Cleft, The T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Cosmos S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Dead Bird Crack T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R
Entrance T,S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Fat Lips T,S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Fly By T,S,TR 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Holiday Ordeal TR 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Jorgie's Crack T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Lithium S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Lost Horizons T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Mammary Pump S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Melvin S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Nailbox Crack T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Ordeal T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Pistol Whipped S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b R
Plague T,S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Portent T,TR 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b R
Power Point S 5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a
Racing Stripes T,S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Straight Up T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13
Stupendous Man T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Swallow Crack T,S 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Trauma T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Trial S 5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Verdict (direct), The S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Wet Kiss, The S,TR 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Type: Sport, 55 ft
FA: FA: Jim Bridwell, Mike Kilmer 2/65, FFA: David Rubine, Tom Davis, Kelly Rich 10/88
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Shared By: Ian Walters on Dec 31, 2008
Admins: Aron Quiter, andy patterson, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Seasonal Raptor Closures Details

Description

This is an old aid line that starts up the chossy crack left of The Verdict, and then traverses a seam across the overhanging, bolt protected wall in a series of beautiful, strenuous moves on excellent stone.
The hardest move involves reaching a softball-sized hueco midway across the face, though the extremely sustained and technical nature of the bolted sequence is the real crux.

Protection

Thin-Medium friends for the "approach" crack, then good bolts. Shares an anchor with The Verdict. One antiquated bolt is still left from an early ascent.

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Michael Rael Armas Onsighting Trial Nov 7, 2016
Mike for what's worth, the 1st ascentionists led the route route ground up, on sight, placing bolts from sky hooks, pulling the rope after every bolt was placed, and "re-leading" from the ground every time to the next bolt placement. It was in this style that the route was finally established as a free climb. Nov 25, 2011
Mike Kilmer
Newark, CA
Mike Kilmer   Newark, CA
A little tidbit for you all. When you climb this realize that the original first accent was done "BOLT FREE". Knife blades and Rurps ect., which had just been manufactured were used. Free climbing where ever possible as, after clearing each setting, the pitons fell out behind the first climber (Mike Kilmer). The second climber used a few, and reset others and had to handwalk the remaining portion of the climb, that being Jim Bridwell, from above belay. The cracks disenigrated. The naming of "The Trial" was contrived because, the death verdict was eminent if a fall was to take place, for lack of any protection from the belay down below. Seems as tho it has hence become a bolt ridden route. Mar 5, 2010