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Face Off S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Fist Crack TR 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Pointless Wonder T,TR 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
Swordfish TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Type: TR, 30 ft
FA: unknown
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Shared By: Chance Copeland on Sep 29, 2011 with updates
Admins: Hank Caylor, Matt Richardson, LeeAB Brinckerhoff

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The obvious fist-sized crack in the corner.


Use the anchors on Face Off. No bolts on this route.

Or set a top rope anchor on the solid, live, 10 inch diameter tree at the top of the crack. This allows you to avoid the swing you'll get by top roping off the Face Off anchors.


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I have led this on hexes and on cams and have toproped it as well. On lead, topping out is possible with or without using the tree. Slinging the tree protects the actual top-out move.

This route is fun but too short. Oct 25, 2016
Andrew Mark
Austin, TX
Andrew Mark   Austin, TX
Lead this route on gear and was able to top out to make an anchor without an issue. There's also a trail about 100 - 150 ft left of the route that takes you to the top of the climb. This is nice for setting a TR. Apr 1, 2015
This could go on trad gear, but you can't top out to make an anchor. Instead you would have to make an unpleasant traverse to the anchors for Face Off. Sep 29, 2011

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