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Routes in South Astro Dome - East Face

Hex Marks the Poot T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
If You Really Loved Me, You'd Buy Me A Turkey T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Let's **** the Crack Whore T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Naked Singularity T 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Primal Flake T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Strike It Rich T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R
Type: Trad, 130 ft
FA: First Lead: Todd Gordon et al., May 1991
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Shared By: Roger Linfield on May 12, 2011
Admins: C Miller, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Description

Climb the easy fist crack of Hex Marks The Poot for twenty feet to a horizontal crack. Do a hand traverse left along a thin crack, place protection, and do an exciting no hands step-up to a bolt. Crux friction leads to easier but still fun face climbing and the top. This route is very much worth doing.

Location

This starts at the same place as Hex Marks The Poot.

Protection

standard rack and three bolts

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Jon Hartmann
Ojai, CA
5.11a/b
Jon Hartmann   Ojai, CA
5.11a/b
Just climbed this and the 11.b (Buford's House of Liver) off High Strung anchors. I have to say that if I compare the two, this one comes in at a solid 11.a for the move from the crack to the first bolt. True it's only 2 moves but holy geeze, 10.b? Nope. Dec 3, 2017
Stronger, younger and lighter.....good times man! I remember this route well and thanks for the impressive memory of my daughter. She now has two kids of her own. Dec 7, 2017
toddgordon Gordon
Joshua Tree, California
toddgordon Gordon   Joshua Tree, California
We rated these things a long time ago when we were young, stronger and lighter, and we were always very apprehensive to give anything a 5.11 rating;......because 5.11 was almost impossible, this this we could climb. It's a fun and interesting climb and it was fun hand-drilling the bolts on-site on the lead. Was one of the few times I did a new route with the amazing and awesome Jeff Archer. I remember his 5 year old daughter was with us that day;....she was playing with her Barbies.......she is now 31 years old. Dec 6, 2017

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