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5.7 Book T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
5.8 Hand Crack T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Cat Scratch Fever T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Type: Trad, 60 ft
FA: Vogl/Griffin 1984
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Shared By: Aerili on Aug 17, 2009
Admins: Aron Quiter, Lurker, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Description

An east-facing blocky dihedral starts right off the sloping platform and offers a variety of moves up to a spacious belay ledge atop the "book." The start is one of the more committing sections.

Location

The middle "book" of the three.

Protection

Small to 3". If you're new to the grade, you might want a #4, but it's not necessary. Up higher, a 5" crack runs opposite to the smaller crack(s) in the east-facing wall, but it is not required to bring/use pro here. Can build your own anchor at the top or use the rap anchors installed over Cat Scratch Fever.

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grabski
N California
  5.7
grabski   N California
  5.7
Worth climbing, but not as good as its neighbors.

A #4 is nice if you build the anchor at the top of the book. Other than that smaller pieces, nuts, and a slung chockstone protect it fine. Oct 24, 2016