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Ears to You T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
I Be Jammin' T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Just Face It T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
O.U.L.D. T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Quoia the Destroya T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Walking Jack T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
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Type: Trad, 80 ft
FA: Ryan Curry and Mark Bauer
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Shared By: Ryan Curry on Jun 7, 2011
Admins: Aron Quiter, Lurker, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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This is an alternate, and easier, start to Ears To You. It offers fun, well-protected face climbing and a direct passage to the "Ear".
Start with bouldery moves on good edges in flakey rock. Although the surrounding rock is a bit chossy the holds are solid horizontal intrusions (iron-diorite?) and bomber. Place a good small cam and climb up to improving rock via intriguing moves. Another small cam placement in an overlap protects face moves that lead to a bolt. Clip the bolt and move up to the base of the "Ear". Finish on Ears To You.


Find Just Face It about twenty feet to the left of Ears to You. The start is marked by two (very) thin horizontal bands of dark rock. Look for a cairn at the base.


Two small cams (purple metolius) protect the first 15'-20'. The dihedral up higher takes wires and cams to 4". A single set should suffice for most. Two bolt anchor with chains.


Truckee, CA
Lurker   Truckee, CA  
This thing doesn't look like much but climbs really well. Super varied and a bit of spice. The bottom protects decently with a few small cams (purple/grey metolius). Apr 8, 2018

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