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Bowling for Buicks S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Dagger, The T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
First Best T 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Generation X T,S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Guide Route T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
India Ink T,S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Innocent Bystandard S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Orange Crack T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Soft in the Middle T,S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Spare Tire T,S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Standard Route T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Standard Route Direct Finish T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Ten Pin S 5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a
Thing In Between T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Tigger T 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
Top Heavy T,S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
Type: Trad, 25 ft
FA: unknown
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Description

Easily recognized by the sharp, knife-like feature at the top, the more recently named Dagger won't cut you short of excitement. This brilliant line makes for a great alternative start to The Standard Route or just simply ran as a quick single pitch. Thin hands/fingers backed by adequate gear and good stances highlight this line. Cruise the start and enjoy the crack as the climbing gradually gets harder. Finish at the dagger and stop at a big ledge.

Location

This line starts in the left facing corner directly left of The Standard Route. Its the first and cleanest dihedral you encounter on the front face.

Protection

The Dagger protects easily with a small single rack and medium to large nuts. Set a Belay directly above the finish on a ledge; a single bolt backed by a piece in a bomber crack make the most direct and sensible choice. Continue on here up The Standard Route or rap to the ground off the chains to the right.

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