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Barbed Wire T,TR 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c R
Bristling For Action T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Dart Board T,TR 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c PG13
Double Bogey T,TR 5.2 3 8 II 8 D 2c
Face to Face T,TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Finger Strength TR 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Fissureman T,TR 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
Hole in One (Porcupine Hole) T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Lower Right Crack T,TR 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Needlepoint TR 5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a PG13
Quill T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13
Razorback T,TR 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13
Safety Pin TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Spine Tingler T,TR 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
Stupid Route TR 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R
Unwelcome Guest T,TR 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Warthog TR 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
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Type: Trad, 35 ft
FA: unknown
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Shared By: percious on Mar 2, 2009
Admins: Morgan Patterson

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Description [Suggest Change]

To the right of a large face and a good sized hemlock, follow the face with random blocks to the left of a large crack/gully. Use the arret if you must.

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Small TCUs and a set of nuts.


A good route to rig if you're toproping. It can be climbed left, right or center... all different. Jul 20, 2012
Ben Horowitz
5.10+ PG13
Ben Horowitz   Berkeley
5.10+ PG13
I think the bottom of this route has had a lot of water erosion or worn down holds, cause if you are starting right next to the awkward chimney (the route picture), the beginning is crazy thin. Very hard moves for me.. at least 10+/11-. If you begin farther left or on the corner of the chimney (right) it might be a bit easier. Dec 31, 2014
Bryce Adamson  
The holds at the start are small and unobvious, but the moves are definitely no harder than 5.9 Jun 13, 2017
Bryce Adamson  
Based on KN's description, I now think the description here is wrong. Quill seems to actually be in the middle of the face-- see my comments on Safety Pin. Jun 22, 2017

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