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Defender T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Frenchman's Cap 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Hanging High T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Rhadamanthus T,TR 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b PG13
Rhadamanthus Corner T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Unknown T,TR 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c PG13
Warehouse Run T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Wiessner's Rib 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Yvette T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Type: Trad, TR, 90 ft
FA: Jim Adair 70's
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Shared By: jackkelly00 on Feb 6, 2011
Admins: Morgan Patterson

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Description

Awesome route. Can be seen from the trail walking up to the chin area. It is the one clean line that splits the cliff. 2 distinct mid/hard 10 cruxes. Climbing involves finger crack, flaring chimney, and exposed arete climbing...Classic route!

Location

start by rapping in from the top or you can approach from the bottom

Protection

Gear is PG/R. No fixed protection or anchors at top. If toproped, sling the bush and put in a couple of pieces.

Photos

The route was first ascended by Sam Streibert on aid in 1966. He called the route Vineland (probably after the PI vines in the area and at times in the crack). I have a picture kicking around of his partner ascending the fixed line during the first ascent. Nov 19, 2016
czd
czd  
Does anyone know anything about the line in between Rhadamanthus and Rhadamanthus Corner? It is about 15 feet to the left of Rhadamanthus. Its a slightly overhanging broken crack system that seems like it should take some gear. I have not seen it in any topos as a lead or a top rope but it strikes me as an obvious line. Jun 5, 2015
Morgan Patterson   CT  
Updated Name. Mar 11, 2015
wivanoff
Northeast, USA
wivanoff   Northeast, USA
Pretty sure this route was named Rhadamanthus, not Rhodamanthus. Rhadamanthus was one of the judges of the dead in Greek mythology.

At least that's what Jim Adair told me. Mar 10, 2015
CTdave
Victor, Id.
CTdave   Victor, Id.
In the Fasulo guidebook Jim Adair is credited as doing the FA in the 70's. No specific date Sep 4, 2013
First ascent by Adair? Dec 21, 2012
This is a sweet pitch! Dec 21, 2012