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Aretable Bowel Syndrome ABS V3 6A
Cocaine Corner V2 5+
Crimp variations V4-5 6B+
Finger Dimple V3 6A
Hank's Slab V-easy 3
Magic Trick V5 6C
Spike Arete V2 5+
Spike Mantel V2 5+
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Shared By: doug rouse on Jan 6, 2009
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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On the bottom of the rock, there are several ways to get to the mantle shelf. This one is the most difficult that I am aware of. Start on the low holds (good right hand, and slopey left). Locate a half-inch X 3" wide incut for the left hand that runs horizontally approximately 16" above the starting holds. GO THERE with the left, now locate the 1/4" diagonal crimp, and go there with the right hand. From these two holds, (it is hard to just hang from them) go to the mantle shelf.


This is on the bottom of Spike Rock.


A pad might be squeezed under your butt.


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doug rouse
Denver, CO.
doug rouse   Denver, CO.
I would imagine it would go left as well. I kinda like the left finish better anyway. Mar 23, 2011
Greg Twombly
Conifer, CO
Greg Twombly   Conifer, CO
I thought the magic trick was from the diagonal crimp in the upper right quadrant, moving across to the left, not going to the mantle. Someone should ask Rufus (it's his problem). Aug 20, 2009