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Byrontosaurus S 5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c
Purgatorius S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Type: Sport, 60 ft
FA: Claude Traufield
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Shared By: Leo Paik on Aug 14, 2010
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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This is another sport climb on near vertical, gritty, featured rock that will need some traffic to clean up.

Ascend easy terrain past 3 bolts starting on a micro-flatiron. Then there is a longish reach around the 4th bolt. Dance right (cruxish), up, then left. Note, the 6th bolt leaves you top biner dangling partway over an edge, so I don't recommend falling on the 6th bolt. Perhaps a rounded hanger would allow threading a sling? The terrain eases up and you gain the two bolt anchor.

This route currently leaves one a bit cautious pulling on flakes and trusting edges. Adventure sport climbing.

Note, Claude indicated he felt the route clocks in at 8+. Per Claude "it was named after a small extinct creature that managed to survive for a time during and after the era of the thunder lizards. There's even a picture of what it was thought to look like on Wikipedia." Thanks, Claude!


This is left of Byrontosaurus perhaps 100 feet, past a flake-filled groove, near a moderate-sized tree.


7 bolts, 2 bolt anchor.