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Routes in Karma Alcove

Type: Boulder, 12 ft
FA: unknown
Page Views: 2,097 total, 24/month
Shared By: Jason Chinchen on Nov 7, 2010
Admins: Aron Quiter, Euan Cameron, AWinters, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Description

The obvious line up the overhanging flat prow on the right side of the alcove. Start with both hands in the horizontal crack between the lower boulder and the upper prow. Reach up and left to a shallow pocket. Heel hook and Slap up to the lip and then go left to a jug and then to the top on more good holds. A direct finish is also possible, maybe a bit easier. Going right and then up the corner and then finishing on the direct line is easier, maybe V4/V5.

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Pads and a few spotters.

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Michael Hasson
Sausalito, CA
Michael Hasson   Sausalito, CA
Did this climb yesterday using only holds on the right arete and topping out left. Done this way, it felt like V5 or so. This problem seems contrived given that you have to add holds in order to make it feel like the given grade. Nov 22, 2016
Andy Liu
Eastern Sierra
 
Andy Liu   Eastern Sierra
 
Very cool line. I think finishing direct (the pocket and ripple features directly above the crimpy lip) might actually be a tad easier than left finish. Feb 17, 2011
AWinters
NH
 
AWinters   NH  
 
sweet line, I actually saw it go down in '05 by some swiss guy, quite easily. Paulo something.. Feb 5, 2011
Jason Chinchen
Bend, Oregon
 
Jason Chinchen   Bend, Oregon
 
vimeo.com/18961597 Jan 19, 2011
Jason Chinchen
Bend, Oregon
 
Jason Chinchen   Bend, Oregon