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Type: Trad, 70 ft
FA: Tobin Sorenson, late'70s
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Shared By: Brian Prince on Nov 18, 2010
Admins: andy patterson, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Description

Start below the crack and head up a little seam with no pro (5.7) and some moss. Reach a good stance at the base of the crack. Look up (this thing is steep!) and take some deep breaths. Get in some good gear and commit yourself. Sweet crimp out right after you get established. Reach for some fist jams and pull the crux. Hmm, that's it.. Then climb to the anchors passing an old bolt, not that hard.

Location

Obstructed by trees, but hard to miss if you've found jamcrack wall. Although this is probably how one identifies jamcrack wall.

Protection

I placed one #.75, one #4, and one #2 (new camalots and in that order). #4 went in at the crux, but I think you could get by with a #3 if you don't want a #4. More or less of the the same depending on what you think. Said old bolt and then one or two pieces for the top. Two bolt anchor. Or move to the left before clipping the bolt for a different two bolt anchor

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Ryan Nevius
Estes Park, CO
  5.10a/b PG13
Ryan Nevius   Estes Park, CO
  5.10a/b PG13
Due to the 20' runout off the deck on suspect rock, an initial crack that is hollow and exfoliating, a very short crux, one of the worst bolts and hangers I've seen on the mountain, and huge, loose blocks at the top of the climb...I'd give this route a half a star after leading it. It's probably more enjoyable as a toprope, unless you're into those kinds of things.

Also, a #3 Camalot protects the crux. I'm not sure why you'd want a #4. Jul 9, 2014
Brian Prince
morro bay, ca
 
Brian Prince   morro bay, ca
 
I did this again yesterday. Sweet and burly but just a bit short! ok a 3 works. Definitely go left after the crack. I didn't even see the anchor straight above. You'll be able to TR some really steep, bouldery seam/crack too. Feb 18, 2013
Trevor V.
Santa Barbara, Ca
Trevor V.   Santa Barbara, Ca
Went with the #3 at the crux. It fits well in the right spot. Not really sure you need any pro there if you have done it before. Nov 26, 2011
Ya its definately very possible to do the crux move with a number 3... We even had a #4 but the #3 seemed to be less in the way. Fun route. It looks OW but there are solid fist jams Jun 4, 2011