Moe-hammed, Larry, & Curly
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|Type:||Trad, 100 ft|
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|Shared By:||Jay Harrison on Nov 16, 2010|
DescriptionOriginally ending on the ledge 35' up, this route has been extended to reach the Long Play Wall's upper ledge. Another 60' pitch has been added above this as well, but it is harder (5.9+) and very committing (somewhat R-rated for gear).
A burly start, reachy moves, and a final jam crack make this a variety-packed climb despite its short stature.
The first pitch ends on a small ledge beneath the taller stretch of the LPW. In early December 2010, the route was extended to the upper ledge of the LPW.
Climb the corner to a stance. Make a difficult reach up and left to a left-facing flake. Climb it to its end, and follow the crack from there to the ledge (there is an anchor here). Continue up the corner/crack system right of the tree. Where the crack peters out, reach right to another crack and follow it to a slanting, left-facing corner with several ledge steps (V1). Climb a crack left of tilted blocks, past a wedged boulder, to the Long Play ledge, a total of 95' from the bottom.
V1 Hail Mary 5.8 130'(total): Belay at the top of the stepped ledges, below the tilted blocks. Climb left along a narrow shelf running left and along the bottom of an overhang, around the overhang's low point, then climb up on face holds to a horizontal crack rising left. The climb up to the crack is just right of Long Play. Follow the crack all the way left to the rounded arête where Induhvidual comes out onto the face, then climb up to the top.
LocationRight of the center of the LPW, at a small, left-facing ramp/corner, which is often wet. Suck it up and go anyway. It's worth it.
Descent: Single rappel w/60m rope from cold-shuts (SS, 2012) at the top of the route.