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A Fall From Grace S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
All the Kings Horses S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
April Fools S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Behind The Beige Vinyl Curtain S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Breakfast of the Damned S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Catch 22 S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Chertin for Certain S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Crimes of Passion S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Curmudgeons S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Eve’'s Testicle S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Fornification of Kings, The S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Least I Could Do, The S 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Quaker Oats S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Torsades de Pointes S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Tricksy Hobbits S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Vampires S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Type: Sport, 100 ft
FA: Choli Ence, Todd Goss
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Shared By: Perin Blanchard on Feb 17, 2009
Admins: Andrew Gram, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq

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In critical habitat area for the Desert Tortoise Details

Description

Ascend an ever-steepening face with many edges and pockets of various sizes. A very slightly overhanging bulge appears; the feet get smaller and the holds trickier. Good footwork and balance will see you through this short (2 bolt) crux.

After the bulge the angle eases slightly and the holds get huge, making for easy cruising to the chains.

An unexpected bonus is the appearance of a fossil impression of a bivalve shell on the top side of a chert knob a few inches above and a foot or so to the right of the last bolt.

Location

The line starts to the left of large, light-colored triangle about ten feet up. The guidebook shows a project that starts to the right of the triangular feature and which shares chains with Eve's Testicle; however I didn't see any bolts for the project (at least down low).

Protection

13 bolts to single-ring anchors.

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jeffozozo
santa clara, utah
  5.11a
jeffozozo   santa clara, utah
  5.11a
Perin's description of this climb is totally perfect, even down to the fossil! This climb is worth it just to go see that thing. Dec 12, 2015