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Back to Power T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Begoon/Artz Corner T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Big Top T 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Blackened Tan S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
Carny Crack T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Fruity Pants (AKA Porter's 12c) S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Greatest Show On Earth, The T 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
Interpreting Intermission S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Just Another Pretty Face S 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Mango Tango S 5.14a 8b+ 32 X+ 32 E8 7a
Mighty Dog (aka Lavender Days) S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
Puppy Chow S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Ringmaster, The T 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Scratchy Biscuits T 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Ziggerknot T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Type: Sport, 100 ft
FA: Jim Damon & John Bercaw
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Shared By: camhead on May 16, 2011
Admins: Chris Whisenhunt, Pnelson, Ladd, Shawn Heath, Vicki Schwantes, Jake Jones

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Description

Hyper-classic climb, in three parts. Start up a vertical face with climbing that is just a tiny bit tougher than you want it to be. Get to good jugs at the roof, and bust out through dead-horizontal, Obed-style flakes and huecos. Great shake spot just over the roof. The final headwall is where it all comes together; around 6 bolts of consistant 35 degree overhanging perfect rock, with several v3-4ish boulder problems separated by good jugs. This climb does not let up until the very end.

Location

Prominent line going out the steepest part of the roof, just left of the obvious "Greatest Show" roof crack.

Protection

12 or 13 bolts. Through the roof are perma-draws, and project draws are often hung on the headwall.

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I wish that the headwall climbing would go on for another pitch. Incredible 3-part journey with good shakes in between, and totally unforgettable moves. Sep 23, 2015
Jonathan Metzman
Blacksburg, VA
Jonathan Metzman   Blacksburg, VA
Yesterday, I almost broke off a crimp with clipping slack out for the 3rd bolt. This would have been a ground fall from 20+ feet and bad news. I had used the crimp in sessions before, but we broke it off the wall this time and placed it at the bottom of the cliff. The move still goes fine, its just a gaston now, and I would advise clipping from the large holds below. Use a bit of caution on the bottom half with crimps, but the top half is 100% bomber rock. Nov 11, 2013