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Brutal Planet T,TR 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Cold Nipples and Busch T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Cryptic T,TR 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Expropigation T,TR 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Grateful Head S,TR 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Lean Into It S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Servant of the Bones T,S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Smiling Mortician, The T,TR 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Unnamed corner to dirty crack T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Unnamed thin hands through bulge T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Watusi Afterworld S,TR 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
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Type: Trad, TR, 65 ft
FA: Alvino Pon and Kevin Martinov, 2002
Page Views: 733 total · 8/month
Shared By: Dan Howell on Jun 27, 2010
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Description [Suggest Change]

If you begin this from the tree, it is about 65 feet. Scramble up the slabs to the base of a wide crack/offwidth. From here, it is about 25 feet of right-facing offwidth. The crux is about halfway up the crack. Long sleeves and pants are suggested.

Location [Suggest Change]

This is near the left edge of the formation. It is easily identified as it is a wide crack. Walk off to the left.

Protection [Suggest Change]

There are no bolts on this one. Bring a light rack with LARGE pro for the offwidth, Big Bros. There is one bolt up top, and anchor with cracks nearby for the remainder of the anchor (#3 Camalot).

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Mindy Peep  
 
I'm so stoked. This is my first send on a 10 offwidth. Did this without Bigbros, had two 6s for sure. This is a small offwidth which is why I think I did so well. Bigger bones beware. The first 15 feet is a sustained heel toe and then flares to the crux with a much smaller opening. I top roped this first and was able to gaston and lieback on the finger crack, and it felt great, but I was more timid on lead. Best way to get through the crux. Last move is a hand jam over a chockstone that teeters a little. If you can, pull your piece below the chockstone so you don't hate life. Don't lower on your rope, that chockstone will eat it.

So fun! Jan 11, 2014
Andrew S.
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Andrew S.   Bouldurr
 
This can be done without Bros but having two #6 cams was nice. I also used a #4 at the bottom and two #5, one down low and one before the chockstone move. Sling the last cam with a runner to avoid the rope from shredding and becoming pinched. We found it easier to belay up the second and rappel. This is a great offwidth with the typical blood and grunt you'd expect. Jan 27, 2017

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