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CMC Route T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Chinook T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Fat Crack T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
For Love of Mothernot T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Mr. Misty T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Northwest Ridge T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Outland T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Paddling About T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Paddling About Variant T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Papal Bull T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Piecemeal T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Pope on Dope T,S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Tenzing's Route T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Thorodin Ridge Scramble T 5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a
Thorodin's Hammer S 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Twin Cracks T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Unknown T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Variation to For Love of Mothernot T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R
Zephyr, The S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
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Type: Trad, 300 ft, 2 pitches
FA: unknown
Page Views: 174 total, 2/month
Shared By: Joe Brannan on Jul 13, 2010
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Location

Same start of but slightly cliimber's right of Paddling About's P1. It is left of the large tree midway up the lower face and ends at the same belay ledge for Paddling About.

Description

This 50 meter pitch is climber's right of Paddling About's P1. Scramble up the initial 50 feet of class 3 and 4 terrain (same as Paddling About) to where you feel you need the rope, which is probably just above a pine bush. Heading up and left from this location would follow Paddling About. This variant uses a fun finger crack to reach the P1-P2 belay ledge for Paddling About.

Instead of following Paddling About (5.5), climb up and slightly right through vegetated terrain (5.4) to a small ledge with an obvious finger crack. The crack heads up and left beneath a small diagonal roof. Climb the crack using finger locks and thin feet for a few moves (5.7+) then complete a few easier juggier moves straight up to a short dihedral capped by a small roof (5.6). Climb the dihedral and turn the roof to the left (crux, 5.8), then follow the finger crack for 20 feet (5.8) to easier ground. The amazing belay ledge atop P1 of Paddling About will greet you. Continue second pitch as for Paddling About.

I think this pitch deserves two stars, one for the crack and another for the position.

Protection

The gear is pretty good in the crack. Nothing above a 0.75" Camalot is needed. Mostly small cams and nuts.

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