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Bird Face T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Bird Food T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Boy Scout Blocks T,TR 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
Bumps and Tumbles T,TR 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Corner, The T,TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
First One Ever, The T,TR 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Flaked out T,TR 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Freaked Out T,TR 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Give The Canadian The Slip T,TR 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Its Hissing At Me T,TR 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Leap Frog T,TR 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Little Brown Spots T,TR 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Optimism Curve T,TR 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
Slippy Shoes T,TR 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
TR Face TR 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Yellow Turtle, The TR 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
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Type: Trad, TR, 100 ft
FA: Greame Forbes
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Shared By: Ben Sebald on Jan 3, 2013

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This is the route furthest up hill on the easy, large, west facing cliff. It is the hardest of those climbs. Starting with a roof followed by a slab followed by several small roofs each leading into its own slab. It is an interesting challenge that takes some thinking to pull over 3 foot roofs on to slab (the key is to remember no power and all balance). It is on the edge of being belayed as a top rope with the belayer on the bottom. Easy access up to or straight off the top. I would suggest belaying from the top or trad. Once you clear about 50 feet the going get easy as there are no more roofs and three times the holds.


This is on the second set of cliffs near the observatory trail. I say near the the trial because it is off trial I would suggest some map and compass for your first time out.


This is all Trad. Topropes are best set up with trad gear. The best gear in the seam between the labs and the vertical north face that forms the corner. Smaller nuts work well and you can find gear in other places at time out to the right of the corner seam.



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