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Ankles Away T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13
Easy Sailing T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Gardener Did It, The T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Hang 12 T 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
I Yam I Yam T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13
Rip Tide T,S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Turquoise Tubers T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b R
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Type: Trad, 300 ft, 2 pitches
FA: P. McGrane, Clover
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Shared By: Kevin Landolt on Sep 26, 2010
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Description

This is a fantastic two-pitch climb on the lower tier of Granite Sea.

P1: assault the short but burly offwidth (left of the poison ivy fest), cruise up an enjoyable left-angling fist/hand crack, and then commit to thin face moves above, which gains a good belay atop a block. There's a big flake/horn thing to sling here.

P2: continue up the left-leaning hand-crack till it fizzles out, bust some thought-provoking face moves to gain the horizontal crack above, and lieback left to gain an easier slab exit to the ledge and a comfortable tree-belay.

Location

Hike to the Breakers, enjoy the 4th class traverse to Granite Sea, hike down to the end of Granite Sea, find the tree-sling anchor, make a single double-rope rappel to the ground, walk ten feet left until you spot the obvious offwidth. Or bushwhack there from the meadow....

Protection

Standard rack + a #5 C4.

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Phil Pullshard
Fort Collins, Colorado
  5.10-
Phil Pullshard   Fort Collins, Colorado
  5.10-
Man, do I feel bad, made my partner walk past Wonga Wonga Wonga and Frightline for this 4 star route. The 5.9 offwidth is the crux for sure, friction moves up top are exciting but short. Maybe the post fire erosion has filled the cracks with dirt and plant life or maybe it's the lack of climbers willing to hike this far. Not the 4 star I was expecting but still a fun route if you're in the area. Not gonna promise the best climb of your life, but it's full of cheap thrills in the slab moves up top and burly start. Hope you enjoy RPs at your feet when casting off on 2m of unprotected slab. A 6 is nice for the OW but might clog your way, I know I wish I had it. Feb 1, 2017
Kevin Landolt
Fort Collins, Wyoming
 
Kevin Landolt   Fort Collins, Wyoming
 
The "5.9 Offwidth" is total sandbag - that thing is fucking hard! I pulled on a #5 C4 and still thought it was hard - but the rest of the route was sweet!!! Woo Hoo - so psyched! Sep 26, 2010