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Grits with Eggs Over-Easy
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Routes in Second Pew
|A Way To The Top T 5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c|
|Crystal Highway T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13|
|Crystal Overpass T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b|
|Face With Bolt Route T,S 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a|
|Grits 'n' Gravy T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b|
|Grits with Eggs Over-Easy T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13|
|Is This Your Crack? T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b|
|March Madness T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Step Up Or Step Aside T,S,TR 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b|
|Vegan T,TR 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b PG13|
|Type:||Trad, 200 ft, 2 pitches|
|FA:||Leo Paik and George Bracksieck|
|Page Views:||50 total, 1/month|
|Shared By:||George Bracksieck on Nov 11, 2012|
|Admins:||Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac|
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DescriptionOn Oct. 30, 2012, I climbed from the low point of the Second Pew up the slab, with no pro until I could sling a small (but not tiny) tree. I moved rightish to a left-facing flake system that diagonals left. I gingerly liebacked and stemmed up this flake system, being careful with fragile rock (5.8+). At the top of the lieback, I threw a double-length sling behind a tiny shrub/tree (the most solid pro since the tree), then climbed up and leftish, past some loose blocks. I reached an alcove above a big bush and slung a couple of blocks for anchorage. Above lay the lichened crack of Is this Your Crack?
On the second pitch, Leo traversed left to a short chimney and followed it straight up to a nice dihedral/groove. Excellent face climbing was found on the face right of the groove. At its top, you may follow A Way to the Top, or traverse straight right (5.7) to a two bolt anchor atop Face with Bolt. Pro opportunities were merely occasional. The second pitch could be approached by other ways.