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Acid Test T,TR 5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a
Type: Trad, TR
FA: TR Mike Todd & Mark Smedley 1978 First Ascent: On-sight free solo Charlie Fowler 1983
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Shared By: AlPiNiSt10 on Sep 4, 2012 with updates
Admins: Andrew Gram, Peter Gram, Greg Parker, Andy Busse, Mike Madsen, Mark Rafferty

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Description

Start with fists and hands working up the obvious line. There are good feet the whole way up. The crack slowly withers away towards the top and last few moves are on the face. About half way up the crack, there is an outcropping of crystals to the left. You can crimp on one of those to re-situate yourself. Lay into the final finger crack and either crimp or palm your way to the top.

Location

Directly behind the Sylan lake Auitorium
Look for obvious overhung boulder with beautiful crack.

Protection

This is a pretty highball boulder problem if you are going that route. A walk around on the back provides access to a firmly rooted small tree that can be used as a TR anchor. **there is no additional anchor placement... please dont pull the tree out on a big fall**

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Cyril Multhauf
Fort Collins, CO
  5.11c/d
Cyril Multhauf   Fort Collins, CO
  5.11c/d
My partner and I hit this guy in December 2015. Its pretty consistent the whole way up. There is a little outcropping of crystals about half way up on the left... not sure if you can use those or not.

The primary starting foothold for the right foot chossed off while we were climbing. Didn't make it any much harder but you need to be more conscious of your feet not slipping off the getgo. Jan 4, 2016