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5.8 Crack T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Backdoor Man T,S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Co-Pilots T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13
Crimp and the Crush, The T,S 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Flakes of Bake T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b PG13
Flakes of Wrath (aka Arch Rival) T,S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Focus T,S 5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a R
Gimme three steps... T,S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Kennedy Space Port T 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
Kosmonauts T,S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Rocket Science T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b PG13
Space Monkey T,S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Test Pilots S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Weight and Balance Check T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Z Crack T 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Type: Trad, Sport, 85 ft
FA: Mike Reardon, Gary Pisano June '11
Page Views: 865 total, 11/month
Shared By: Mike Reardon on Jun 17, 2011
Admins: Ryan Williams, Aaron Parlier, Steve Lineberry

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Description

Crux is getting past the one and only bolt. Stem the pillar, clip the bolt, and suction yourself onto the slab. Move left under the bolt and pull thin crimps to the rewarding ledge. take the right hand corner of the flake passing great gear the whole way up to the Weight and Balance Check anchors.

Location

Climb the 5.8 crack, Weight and Balance Check P1 or the 5.7 corner just to the right. This route starts left of Weight and Balance Check in between the wall and the pillar.

Protection

1 bolt, Standard rack to 3"

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Y'all put this up in June? That's pretty amazing. Jan 21, 2013
Mike Reardon  
 
Agreed with Wes, a bit of a one move wonder. It is better done as one long pitch, combined with the 8 crack down below, this makes for a more worthwhile jaunt. Jan 6, 2013
wes calkins  
 
This route is just ok. It really is just one move right at the bolt followed by some 5.6 climbing. Dec 17, 2012