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Axle S 5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a
Crescent, The S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Dog and Pony Show, The S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Fubar S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Placebo S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Pleasuredome S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
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Type: Sport, 75 ft
FA: unknown
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Shared By: Jesse James on Jul 15, 2010
Admins: Nate Ball, Kate Lynn

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Description

This is rumored to be the best climb at the sanctuary. The climb tackles the obvious seam on a crescent shaped wall, getting progressively steeper toward the top of the climb. The crux for me was a long move near the last bolt, although maybe the pump had something to do with this being the hard part. The route seems to pack quite a punch for it's relatively short length.

This is rated 5.12b in the squamish select book, but definitely felt harder to me. Some of the holds seemed a bit crumbly, so I would not rule out the possibility of broken holds in the past or future.

I am surprised that the guidebook gives this climb 5 stars, especially in squamish, where there are loads of excellent climbs. Fun route, but nowhere near 5 stars in my opinion.

Location

On the far left side of the sanctuary, locate the obvious bolted seam on a wave shaped wall. This is the crescent.

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Matt Hoffmann
Squamish
  5.12b
Matt Hoffmann   Squamish
  5.12b
Very gym like climbing. Closely bolted and really comfortable holds. Super fun and gets progressively tougher all the way to the top. Had to fight to get the send. Lends itself really well to projecting as with the right beta no sequence feels harder than v3/4.

Would recommend wearing a helmet. The jug about 2/3rds up has a very loose piece and I saw a golf ball sized foothold break off while up there. May 15, 2016
Chris Gehlen  
 
Hard 12b but not 12c, contrary to the OP the route has not crumbled at all since it went up (i've climbed it multiple times over the years). There are few sport 12b's in Squamish that can compare to this route. Sustained climbing to a solid crux. Sep 2, 2011