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Good Old Days, The T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Grit and Bear It S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Louisiana Lou and the Tickler of Poon T 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Not on the First Date S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Nude Brute S 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
Out of the Bag S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Pockets of Resistance S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Preparation H S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Rico Suave S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Sand in My Crack (Cuddle Monkey) T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Second Thoughts T 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Totally Tammy S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Trouble in Paradise S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
Type: Trad, 60 ft
FA: Doug Cosby, Brian Kelleher
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Shared By: Chadd Sechler on Sep 12, 2012
Admins: Pnelson, Ladd, Shawn Heath, Vicki Schwantes, Jake Jones

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Scramble up a couple ledges and then begin laybacking- fingers at the bottom to fists at the top. Small edges and feet outside the crack are helpful. A couple of good hand jams in the middle. Short but pumpy.


To the right of Nude Brute.


Standard rack; 2 bolt anchor with rings.


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Andrew G
Silver Spring, MD
Andrew G   Silver Spring, MD
The nice "hand crack" in the corner is a hand crack for 2 or 3 moves in the middle. It starts out as tips and steadily widens to wider than fists at the top. Fun climb, bring a number 4 for the top, or two if you really want to sew it up. May 30, 2017
Fan Zhang
Washington, DC
Fan Zhang   Washington, DC
As of 2/19/17, at the bolted anchor, the nut on the left bolt was very loose. I was able to tighten it at least 3 turns with my fingers but didn't have a wrench to tighten it all the way. Also, watch out for a loose hold just before where the flake/crack widens to the size of a BD #4. Feb 21, 2017