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Type: Trad, 80 ft
FA: Mark Jacobs, Vernon Phinney 4/86
Page Views: 382 total, 4/month
Shared By: Chris Hirsch on Aug 4, 2010
Admins: Andrew Gram, Peter Gram, Greg Parker, Andy Busse, Mike Madsen, Mark Rafferty

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Very fun finger crack slightly arcing up the tan dihedral. This is a fairly bold lead due to poor rock and the scary traverse finish. Once the last tiny nut/cam is placed in the top of the crack under the roof you need to traverse the ledge 20' out right to the arete. The one spot for gear along the traverse is not that great which is why I think it may deserve an R rating. Although, there is now a bolt to clip just around the arete, from an adjacent route. However by the time you can clip it you don't really need it anyways but it's sure nice!


North side in the large dihedral. Anchors are straight up towards the summit, 60m will get you down.


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