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Arbor Day S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a PG13
Chameleon, The S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Doer, Not A Critic S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Fly Girls S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Foutre la Doigt S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Fragile Ego System S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Gonad the Bavarian S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Muscle Belly S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Quickie in the Molar S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Wild Seed S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Type: Sport, 60 ft
FA: Kevin Parker and Kelly Faust (1989)
Page Views: 424 total · 6/month
Shared By: Fred Gomez on Oct 23, 2011
Admins: Pnelson, Ladd, Vicki Schwantes, Jake Jones, Shawn Heath

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Description

If you enjoy the slab climb Freaky Stylee you are sure to enjoy Arbor Day. The difficulties of the climb greet you early on as you're forced to negotiate some balancy moves above a sharp little tree. Be sure to stay level headed as you clip an old rusty pin and make your way to a good rest. For the next few moves your hands are on good sidepulls while feet are on smears. After finishing this difficult sections look above you to see that you have another 15 feet of climbing to the last bolt. Finish by traversing another 10 feet to the anchor of Fragile Ego System.

This route is a little frightening with some bad fall potential. It might be smart to top rope the route off of Fragile Ego System before deciding to lead it.

Location

This route is a couple minutes beyond Wild Seed. From Wild Seed pass under a series of climbs that travel through a low small roof. The slab just beyond the roof is where you'll find Arbor Day and Fragile Ego System.

Protection

4 bolts, 1 pin, shares an anchor with Fragile Ego System

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Air Alexy
  5.12a PG13
Air Alexy  
  5.12a PG13
I'm not sure how anyone gives this less than 3 stars. I'm guessing they didn't do the whole route. This entire thing is stacked with incredible, cryptic movement and challenging cruxes. It is also just a bit heady. It has it all. I think it is the most underrated sport climb at Fern. Get on it! Oct 3, 2016