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Approach 4.0 T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Call Me Barney T 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Country Western Swing aka Mystery Blocks S 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
Egg Crack, The 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a V0 4
Eliminate Inversion Adventure, The T V7 7A+
Haas Offwidth 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b V1 5
Live and Let Live T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
My Clone Sleeps Alone T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Repoman T 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
Rookie, The T 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a PG13
Spectreman T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Storm Watch T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Wicked T V12 8A+
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Type: Trad, 250 ft, 2 pitches
FA: Rob Kelman, Andy Kovats, 1995
Page Views: 553 total · 5/month
Shared By: Guy H. on Jun 6, 2010
Admins: Mike Snyder, Jake Dickerson, Taylor Spiegelberg, Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Aeon Aki

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Access Issue: Dirt roads reopened as of June 2014 Details

Description

This route is most often climbed to reach the upper tier, where there are some quality, short pitches.

Start up the low angle dihedral and engage the steep, crux dihedral. A fist jam allows you to reach the solution hold. Follow low angle rock for another 100 feet to the upper tier, which is on the right. Another short pitch to the left will access the top of the formation.

Location

This route starts just to the left of Country...Swing in a RF dihedral behind the large tree.

Protection

Gear to #3.

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Johan Grahnen
Palo Alto, CA
Johan Grahnen   Palo Alto, CA
Dirty, vegetated, sharp and substantially harder than the grade would indicate. Wouldn't wish it on anyone. The version described in Kelman's 2003 guide (start in the chimney/cave and work up toward the left) may be preferable. Jul 31, 2011

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