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10 Hex Offwidth T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Bombay Crack T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Consolation Prize T,TR 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Crackback T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Dobie Gillis Route, The T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Duck Walk T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Fern Crack T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Hemlock Crack T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Keyhole Left T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Keyhole Right T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
PATC Lieback to Bombay Crack T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Piton Crack T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Psychobabble T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Rusty Bong T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Waste Age S 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b
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Type: Trad, 40 ft
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Shared By: Crossing on Jul 23, 2010
Admins: Aaron Parlier, Shawn Heath, Jake Jones

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Jam the fist sized crack to a stance, then jam/layback the corner/crack above to a bulge, pull the bulge and squeeze through a small chimney.


Cams to #4 Black Diamond


Jake Jones
Richmond, VA
Jake Jones   Richmond, VA  
Do NOT place pro in the thin crack at the bulge 3/4 of the way up. The thin 1"-2" flake that resides in this crack will likely break or at the very least not hold pro in the event of a fall. Very hollow and loose. You could run it out- the bulge is the best part of the route, but if your piece pulls, the fall won't be entirely clean.

A better option is to place a #5 if you have it under the bulge to the right and follow the juggy traverse to a ledge- although this probably knocks this one down to a 5.6 if you choose this way. From the ledge, place a stopper under the lip of the layback dihedral and pull fun moves all the way to the belay. The escape is very loose, but easy. Squeeze chimney to finish and walk off. Fun route. Apr 2, 2012
Bob Johnson
Philadelphia, PA
Bob Johnson   Philadelphia, PA
The chimney is VERY unstable. I was climbing this yesterday, got to the chimney, stood up and about 1000 pounds of rock pulled out and tumbled down the face of the cliff. Unbelievably, none of us were hurt. There is still probably a lot of loose rock up there. Due to the rock fall, there is now a large boulder on the ledge halfway up that is loose and is ready to fall. May 25, 2014
Chris Irwin
Silver Spring, Maryland
Chris Irwin   Silver Spring, Maryland
Just climbed this today.

I think it's a bad idea to place pro on either side of the flake in the center of the wide crack of the bulge. When I pulled on it- like a pinch- small chockstones rattled out as I flexed the flake.

There is good gear just below the bulge, and perhaps a #5 or #6 BD cam could be place in the bulge crack (ignoring the floating flake).

The chimney at the top is actually stable, it is the stacked blocks and blocks in the back of the chimney that are a bit concerning, but not a death trap. Jun 26, 2016
The thin flake inside the wide crack will break if you place gear in it. You might be able to place a number 6 C4 or a big bro in the very wide crack on the bulge Aug 26, 2016

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