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Center Left Face T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Crystal Balls T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b X
Crystal Ship T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b R
Deer in the Headlights T 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Forrest Solo T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Nun Buttress T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Praying Nun T 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
Type: Trad, 120 ft
FA: B. Forrest, solo, 1950s. FFA unknown.
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Shared By: Tony B on Aug 16, 2009
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Season raptor closures: March 3 - July 31 Details


A good climb on good rock, though a little licheny at the bottom. There are a few moves that require some effort, but no real crux. The protection in generally good, and jams mostly secure. The real treat is the clan and solid rock up top where the difficulty has eased substantially. Do this as a single pitch, as there is no rope management issue.


This is an obvious vertical crack and corner on the left side of the NW face of the Praying Nun tower. Start in a crack and right-facing corner and ride the system to the top.


1 set of stoppers + 1 set of cams to 3" to protect the climb. If you like lots of gear, take extra 2" and 2.5" pieces, or save those cams for up high. Take 1 each 3.5 and 4" cams for a convenient belay... though other pieces can be used, these are easy, obvious, and nicely located.

Rap 60' down to the east from a webbing and cord anchor up top, which needs a rapid-link added (presently a single biner). Return to the base downhill and around (walking) or scramble (5.4?) up through the notch and over.


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