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Crooked Cross T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Eye Sockets Look Down on Chess Board Metals T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Fogline S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
I Spy T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Koon's Corner T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Roundabout T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Southern Cross T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Spy Story T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Type: Trad, 200 ft, 2 pitches
FA: unknown
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Shared By: outdooreric on Apr 17, 2011
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Description

This route is an underrated gem overshadowed by its famous neighbor Crooked Cross. The climb is good, and by the standards of the new SSV book, is worthy of two stars. There is good variety, a tricky roof section, and finger jams to hand crack. This is normally broken into two pitches, but it could be done as one long one if slings are used prudently.

Location

Climb the first pitch of Crooked Cross, but head right to the obvious, west-facing finger to hand crack that passes a small roof early on.

Protection

Standard rack including 0.5-3" cams. The sling wad belay mentioned in Gillett's book is now gone.

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Tony B
Around Boulder, CO
  5.9
Tony B   Around Boulder, CO
  5.9
I and my partner both thought it odd that this got 1* and Crooked got 3* in the Gillett book. They are not so different in quality. The rock and moves on the top part of this are just as good.
For the best experience, do this one early in the AM (shade), and do it as a single pitch to the top in 50m. Sep 7, 2013