A Horse Will Have To Do [Edit]
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|FA:||Cowan and Mattson, 1984|
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|Shared By:||Johan Grahnen on Jun 25, 2011|
|Admins:||Mike Snyder, Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Aeon Aki|
Somewhat misleadingly called a "sustained finger crack" in Kelman's 2003 guidebook, this route is more about technical stemming than finger locks. Climb the flake and slab up to the base of a dihedral with a tiny little crack in the back of it. Proceed up this corner on a few insecure jams and flakes/crystals for feet, and head left to a shelf when the crack pinches down. Above this tricky bit, the crack widens, first to fingers and finally to thin hands.
This is left of Putter on Lower Blair III, right of Bragging About Jesus. Looking at the latter, skirt the cliff line toward the right through boulders. Work up and right until a large, triangular flake is encountered. The left-facing dihedral with the thin crack directly above leads to the chains.
The thinnest gear you can get your hands on. The smallest Camalot C3 is too large for protecting the crux. A few hand-sized pieces are useful for the start and finish. This has bolted anchors up top.
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