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Type: Trad, TR, 45 ft
FA: FKA: George Peridas, Aug4, 2012
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Shared By: ElGreco on Aug 17, 2012
Admins: M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Description

A super-fun and quality route with varied climbing that makes the most of the short wall by wandering left and right! You will use face climbing, possibly a mantel, fingerlocks/ringlocks, awesome handjams and fists. Start on the large flake near the middle of the wall and work your way on it via a strenuous mantel or a long reach up and left. The lip on the flake is intermittent, so work out your sequence! Then follow the finger crack above to where it meets a horizontal crack. Another finger crack continues up, slightly further right - you gain that with a semi-blind reach. Follow the new finger crack till it meets a horizontal hand crack above. Now make a long traverse right with your hands in a sumptious hand crack (a little dirty, but good) and good feet. You will meet a short, vertical hand crack directly below the anchor, which widens near the top.

Protection

On toprope, there is big pendulum potential on this route. The swing is "clean", but could be unnerving for some. If there are two of you, get your belayer to pay out a bunch of slack if you swing out to dampen the swing. If there are more than two, tie into the middle of the rope and set up a second belay with your rope end off to the left to stop the swing.

If leading, bring protection between 0.5"-3".

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