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Granite of the Apes
Avg: 3.8 from 17 votes
|Type:||Sport, 90 ft|
|FA:||Luis Cisneros, Vince Bates, EFR|
|Page Views:||5,491 total · 61/month|
|Shared By:||Luis Cisneros on Sep 7, 2010|
|Admins:||Greg Opland, Luke Bertelsen, JJ Schlick|
Closed to climbing March 15 - June 30 Details
This area is closed March 15 - June 30 for peregrine falcon nesting.
DescriptionYet another pearl of the Orifice Wall, crazy steep, beta intensive and ridiculously fun.
Three distinct hard sections lead to the anchors. The climbing is sustained, so it is key to learn how to use and milk the few rests. The ride is not over until is over.
During rainy season, water seeping from the chimney at the top of A Hard Day in the Orifice wets some key holds in the middle section, making the red point quite elusive.