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Antifreeze T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Auto Repair T 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13
Bending Nails T 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R
Emissions Testing T 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
Finish Carpenter T 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
Fluid Mechanics T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13
Handy Man T 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
Little Narrows T,S 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Mr. Goodwrench S 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Tooth, The T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Type: Trad, 70 ft
FA: B. Gillett, 2006
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Shared By: Tony B on Aug 9, 2010
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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This is the most basic summit pitch on the Mechanical Man and is worth doing. The rock is pretty good, but straightforward protection is lacking in a place or two.

Work up the series of corners as described below and up over the summit to the belay/rap anchors on the West side of the summit spire.


This can be approached vie the ledge atop Tier Three as arrived at upon approaching the rock via the backside, or from atop a route that ascends Tier Three.

To get to this pitch from the standard ledge, look back East through the 'tunnel' of rock at the base of Fluid Dynamics and walk/scramble through to the East side, arriving at the open ledge near 2 belay bolts and a stack of large blocks at the base of a series of corners. Climb up the corner system, staying left when in doubt, place gear in a horizontal overhead at a roof cap of lighter rock, and move right into a second system, then up to the top on wider cracks (5" gear to sew it up, but not absolutely necessary).


Standard light rack + optional large gear to mitigate runout on wide 5.7- territory up top.


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