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Knee Jerk Reaction
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|Type:||Trad, 95 ft|
|FA:||Alvino Pon, Ellen and Butch Pomtier, 1993|
|Page Views:||184 total · 2/month|
|Shared By:||Bruce Hildenbrand on Jun 19, 2011|
|Admins:||Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac|
DescriptionThere are two ways to start this route. One can begin at the bottom of the buttress and climb difficult friction past a bolt (5.10?) to a small ledge.
The other option is to bypass the difficult start and traverse in on the aforementioned ledge. This makes the climb about 5.8.
Whichever start you choose, there is a groundfall potential getting to the next (second) bolt.
After the second bolt, climb left of a prominent water streak past a third bolt then angle left to a fourth bolt and then up to a large pine tree with slings.
To descend, rappel 60-70' from the large pine tree with slings.
Note that there is a large buildup of pine needles at the base of this route. The height of these pine needles may play a major role in the difficulty of the initial slab moves.
LocationThis climb begins at the toe of the buttress about 40' right of Dig Those Moves.
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