Type: Trad, 200 ft (61 m), 2 pitches, Grade II
FA: Baltz & Horak
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Shared By: David Baltz on Nov 9, 2009 · Updates
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Description Suggest change

An El Malpais testpiece. (1) Begin with thin hands in a clean corner and move over a bulge (5.10+) continuing up the widening crack and passing a fixed pin to a final off-width and large ledge with bolt anchors. (2) Move up a thin fingers corner off the ledge to easier ground above.  Finish on the Dakota arete up and to the left.

Descent: See Surfin' the Turf for the location of the rap route.  Can be done with a single 60m with some easy down-climbing at the bottom.

Location Suggest change

About 500 ft south of the dead pine at the base of Surfin' the Turf. The Overdrive crack is on the SW face of a clean buttress.

Protection Suggest change

Double 3/4" to 4" cams.  medium stoppers, one 0.4, 0.5, and #5.