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4 Bolts S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Corner, The T,TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Drilled Pockets S,TR 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Hidden Art T,TR 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Make Believe T 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Truth, The T,TR 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Unknown 1 S 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
Unknown 4 S 5.0 2- 4 I 6 MM 1c
Yoda's Vision TR 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
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Type: Trad, TR, 70 ft
FA: Mark Thesing, Eric Thesing, Paul Anikis
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Shared By: Mark Thesing on Apr 20, 2010
Admins: Frances Fierst

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Use discrestion while on the approach via the tracks (CSX property) Details


Scramble up to the base of the corner on the left side of the slab. Using both walls climb past the small overhang on the left wall. Move onto the face to finish.

This route back in the early 80s was a top rope route. Sometime between 1982 and 84 I placed 3 bolts on the face and to be best of my knowledge did the first free ascent. I replaced the bolt 3 times early on because some of the local climbers didn't think they belonged on the face.


Left side of the friction wall




Mark Thesing
Central Indiana
Mark Thesing   Central Indiana
I've seen this climb is called Surrealistic Pillow and rated 10b. I don't understand that rating. There isn't a single move harder than 5.8 on it. May 7, 2016
Nathan berry
Columbus, GA
Nathan berry   Columbus, GA
Hey doesn't Eric Horst call this route a 5.10 in his guidebook? May 6, 2016

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