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|Type:||TR, 40 ft|
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|Shared By:||C Miller on Jan 23, 2012|
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DescriptionClimb up a thin mottled slab via thin edges to gain twin knobs then punch it over the bulge on thin crimps to finish up the very easy plated slab to anchors.
This route has been rated 5.10a in various guidebooks but is much harder than that taking the obvious line up the face. Evidence of broken rock at the bulge as well as the initial slab suggest that perhaps the holds that made it easier now lie at the base.
A 5.10a (ish) way can be found by stemming off a boulder at the base to start and then climbing the right margin of the formation to bypass the crux bulge. This variation is not recommended due to the potential swing should one fall off.