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Falling Apart at the Seams
Avg: 2 from 3 votes
|Type:||Trad, 95 ft|
|FA:||Stuart Ruckman, Fred Thalman 1986|
|Page Views:||140 total · 1/month|
|Shared By:||grk10vq on Jul 11, 2009|
|Admins:||Andrew Gram, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq|
. . . and the seams aren't the only things that are falling apart.
This chossy adventure offers a nice variety of everything. If sporty mixed climbing is on your to-do list Falling Apart at the Seams is for you. While most of this route is solid, you will come across some questionable terrain, loose holds, and friable rock. Proceed with caution.
Climb about nine feet up an attached block to a big ledge. Clip your first bolt and power up for the steeper than it seems wall of big holds and edges. From the ledge run it out towards an icebox sized death block, climb around this and get a solid stance. Catch another rest then break right climbing past two bolts while aiming for the large slot - here lies the crux. Don't split your wig trying to suss out this one, get creative, hang on tight and move quick, a shallow ledge awaits tired arms. Finish here passing one more bolt on a short, steep head wall, top-out on the ledge above the crag. Rope drag can be a problem coming over the edge, its best to back up the anchor and bring up your second.
Rappel the route via webbing and slings.
This route sits directly right of cTr and about 200 feet up the talas from Diminishing Returns. Look for the shallow slot, thin straight seam, and black bolts.
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