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Routes in Granite Point

5.5 Crack T,TR 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Ballscratcher T,TR 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Ephemeral Arete TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Face Up TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Hand Over Hand S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Insecurity Issues S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Layback Crack T,TR 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
Madness Among Us S,TR 5.13- 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c
Pendulum S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Pendulum/Papa Pigscruck S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Psychosynthesis S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Razorblades S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Rotten Crack S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Steep Face TR 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Steroids to heaven S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b PG13
Subterfuge S,TR 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
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Type: Sport, TR, 50 ft
FA: Andrew Perkins
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Shared By: Andrew Perkins on Jul 5, 2010
Admins: Scott Coldiron, Nate Ball, Jon Nelson, Micah Klesick

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Sort of a one-move wonder, the crux is grabbing the razor crimp about 2/3rds of the way up. Someone tore off a large edge near the top practicing aid-climbing, but I redid it on toprope and it's still the same grade. Took me nearly 14 months to unlock it, IIRC first ascent was November 1996.


Bolted line right of Razor Blades and left of Steroids to Heaven.


4 bolts, 2 rap anchors at top, or you can toprope it.


Wow, long time no hear, Marty. Hope things are well.

I might not have been clear in my original post. I redpointed the route in 96, then Quan tore off a non-essential hold toward the top. I toproped it again to check the section to make sure it didn't substantially change the difficulty (it didn't).

Off to, thanks for the update. Aug 20, 2010
Andy, Mark Polinski did the actual Redpoint of the route a couple years ago. Called it "The Perkins Route" (You've been immortalized). Said it was 13c or b. Check his account and you can see his comments. Jul 9, 2010