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North Ridge T Easy 5th 1+ 3 I 5 M 1c
Pondo Pete T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Shoulder Hopper S 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
South Face T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R
Unknown Upper West Face Slab Climb T 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
Type: Trad, 110 ft
FA: unknown
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Shared By: john durr on Jul 28, 2010
Admins: Matthew Fienup, Muscrat, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Description

This is a contrived 5.11+/5.12- friction/micro-edging climb up the mostly blank slab between Shoulder Hopper and Pondo Pete. Look for the obvious bolts left of Pondo Pete.

Crux passing the third bolt - I went right then traversed back left above the bolt to a sloper on a white dike. Continue past a bolt and a 0.5" crack in a flake to a good pin. Up and right gains an easy 4"-5" offwidth crack.

Protection

4 good bolts and a pin, maybe a 0.3" cam to back up the pin. A 4" cam for the upper crack is probably not that important. Thin to 1" cams for gear belay. Climb down and left to the Shoulder Hopper rap anchor to rap off with a single 60 meter rope.

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