Type: Trad, 600 ft, 4 pitches, Grade II
FA: Andrew M. and Adam A.- December 2009
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Shared By: andjoely on Dec 18, 2009
Admins: Aaron Parlier, Steve Lineberry

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Description

This route starts out following the face 1.5 grooves left of manatee fluid and ends finishing up the very deep and nearly always wet groove 2 grooves left of manatee fluid (which was later climbed as get it while it's hot). The route is easy to do when this groove is wet (as was done on the FA) because it is so deep and the face dries very fast after rain. The photo topo may be completely wrong, so kind of pick your own route to the p2 anchor based on gear and features.

Location

Start on "Manatee Left" which is the 5.7 slab 50 feet left of the 5.9 standard start to manattee fluid

Protection

There is a 5.10a section 25 feet runout just before the 4th bolt on p4. The bolts were hand drilled from stances mostly rope solo. Overall I remember this to be a very heads-up route that I'd recommend only to be done by people who are very solid on runout slabs and want the challenge. Bring cams to #4 camalot and a variety of tricams which are useful for the 2nd pitch. I was glad to have the white and black tricams, 2 pink tricams, and many long slings on the 2nd pitch for the way I did it.

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