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Avg: 3 from 4 votes
|Type:||Sport, 75 ft|
|Page Views:||572 total, 6/month|
|Shared By:||Jesse James on Jul 15, 2010|
|Admins:||Nate Ball, Kate Lynn|
DescriptionThis 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.
LocationOn 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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