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Bill Route T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b PG13
Crucible of War, The T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R
Grand Game, The T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b PG13
Kings and Desperate Men T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Little Finger T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Little Finger Direct T 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b X
Matrix Reloaded T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13
Matrix, The S 5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c
Parallel Dreams T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Screaming Matrix T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13
Screaming Meaney T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13
Type: Trad, 515 ft, 3 pitches
FA: 1973, 1976
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Shared By: Kevin Heckeler on Jun 20, 2011
Admins: Jim Lawyer

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P1 (5.7- G) Climb using right most vertical seam angling to the right of the overlap about 25 feet up. Move up and slightly left over small ledges. Friction climb to belay (fixed).

P2 (5.7- PG) Climb up to fixed pin at left end of overlap, then climb up and left to a seam, then up (and slightly left) to the crack and climb it to ledge with a fixed anchor.

P3 (5.8 PG, Var 5.4 X) Traverse right 40', up to a stance below an overlap. Climb short section of slab to ledge (crux). [Variation 5.4 X climbs clean slap left of water streak] Climb remaining slab to fixed anchor.


Same start as The Matrix


Mixed trad with some bolts


Kevin Heckeler
Upstate New York
Kevin Heckeler   Upstate New York
We only did P1 and 2, trying to linkup with the last 2 pitches of The Matrix (which failed, P3 of The Matrix is rated 5.6 but our leader couldn't commit and traversed back to us... he said it looked harder than the 5.7 we just climbed).

When I came here to add my tick I was very surprised this route had not been entered. P1 is good friction but nothing special, P2 was a great mix of friction and some really unique moves using seams and the crack. A couple moves had me stemming, ON SLAB! lol Of the two pitches we climbed, pitch 2 was voted by all 4 in our party as the better. We liked Little Finger a lot, but move for move Pitch 2 on Screaming Meaney was easily the best climbing of the day. Jun 20, 2011