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Dig Those Moves T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R
Element 101 T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R
Knee Jerk Reaction T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b R
Quicker Picker Upper T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R
Type: Trad, 50 ft
FA: Ellen and Butch Pomtier, and Alvino Pon, 1993
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Shared By: Bruce Hildenbrand on Jun 19, 2011
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Description

Since there is no fixed protection on this climb, the exact line is a bit up to the leader. Pass several horizontal bands where protection can be placed. Other than that, just keep heading for the large pine tree about 20 feet right of a large, right-facing dihedral.

To descend, traverse climber's right 40 feet on a good ledge to a tree with rappel slings and rap 60-70' to the ground.

A seldom done second pitch continues up a left-facing flake (5.6) to the top of the formation.

Location

Climb the face about 20-30 feet right of the big, right-facing dihedral and below a large pine tree.

Protection

Small cams up to 1". Bring a nut tool to help excavate for gear placements.

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