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Center Squeeze T 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Darkhorse, The T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Squeeze Play TR 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Thin Line , The T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Tunnel Vision T 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Type: Trad
FA: Bryan Smith, Kevin Evansen, 2/15/09.
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Shared By: adam winslow on Aug 18, 2010
Admins: Scott Coldiron, Nate Ball, Jon Nelson, Micah Klesick

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Boulder up steep face just left of "Tunnel Vision" start. Clip 2 bolts, then use natural protection to continue straight up through some ledges, some in-cut holds, then a thin seam. Clip a mercy bolt where seam peters out, then traverse left onto stacked blocks below a roof. Crank through the roof on its left side, then follow hand crack to anchor. Toprope FA Bryan Smith, Joseph Healy 6/18/08 going the harder upper right hand variation. FFA: Bryan Smith, Kevin Evansen, 2/15/09.

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gear to 3"

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bryans
 
bryans  
 
I'm pretty positive a right handhold broke under the shattered roof at the last bolt, i.e. the upper crux. I've led this one at least 10 times but yesterday I spent a few minutes trying to "do it the 10a way," and couldn't. Same experience later on toprope. The new sequence felt more like 10b. It's still fun, especially with a bolt at your nose, but just a little harder. Would love some more opinions before I consider bumping the grade up to 10b. Sep 17, 2016
BrianWilson
Brush Prairie, Washington
  5.10b
BrianWilson   Brush Prairie, Washington
  5.10b
The roof crux getting past the last bolt I felt was easily more 10b. Especially comparing with Sugar & Spice which was like a walk in the park compared! I would like to climb this with one of you 10a folks and see what magic spell you use... Apr 18, 2016
Topher Dabrowski
  5.10a
Topher Dabrowski  
  5.10a
I used BD equivalent cams 0.2-0.5 and #2 May 7, 2015