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Boy Cooper T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Doubling the Cube S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Halcyon T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Hop Rising Point T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Lack of Principle S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Pi in the Sky T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Straddle the Pony T 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13
TVC S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Tangent T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Vector Madness S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Vertical Component T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Zach's Theorem S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Type: Sport, 70 ft
FA: Pat Contor and Gary Taylor
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Shared By: Alec LaLonde on Jun 19, 2012
Admins: Andrew Gram, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq

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The fully bolted route to the right of Vertical Component. Shares the first two bolts with its neighbor, then angles right past a pin and to a steeper section with great rock. Clip a bolt and commit to the steep crux moves, then rage through some quartzite angles to the top.

Shares an anchor with Vertical Component.


All fixed, 6-7 bolts and a pin. I believe there is one bolt not pictured on the Ruckman topo.


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Yep. Pat was pretty worried about that block. He put the sling on right away. The block is still hanging in there after more than 25 years. Oct 15, 2015
John Steiger
John Steiger  
I'm fairly sure the keeper sling was rigged by the first ascent. I replaced the sling in July (2015). Oct 14, 2015
The route that gave the crag its name and for really great reasons. Just keep working the vectors and solutions open. It took us a minute to figure out what was going on with the keeper sling through the crux block. Thanks to whoever rigged that. Aug 1, 2015
John Steiger
John Steiger  
With Gary’'s permission, the pin has been replaced with a bolt that makes the line a bit more direct. It'’s a really good climb in any event, if you put aside the small amount of choss at the start. (For those that have done the climb, the pin came out with three blows -- yikes.) Chains on top. Sep 12, 2014