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East Face Left T 5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a X
Eaten Alive T 5.2 3 8 II 8 D 2c R
Extra Credit Summit aka Terror Summit T 4th 1 2 I 2 M 1b
North Ridge T 5.0 2- 4 I 6 MM 1c
Shark Accrack T 5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a
Type: Trad, 150 ft
FA: ? undocumented ? (1/2013 -T Bubb/M Spieker)
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Shared By: Tony B on Jan 26, 2013
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Some crags in this area are closed 1 February to 31 July: Details
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Description

A few meters right of Water Grove, there is a second set of crack systems, another 10-15 meters north. There cross in a narrow "X." The one starting to the right and rising up and left is Shark Accrack.

Start up on a few slabby moves to reach a 5" crack for a few body lengths (perfect knee locks, crux) which quickly becomes a hand-crack. Cross a second crack system in the middle of the "X" just above a tree, and continue toward the top. There is a small overlap with a small poison ivy plant which is easily avoided at 2/3 of the height up to the top. Finish by climbing up the ridge to the South.

Location

This climb is an obvious handcrack after the first 5 meters of offwidth and runs up and left from the base crossing a second wide crack system like an X. It is perhaps 30 meters down from the South end of Jaws, and 15m right of Water Groove.

Protection

Bring as much perfect-hands to wide-hands gear as you would want to place and a single wide piece (5") to protect the bottom if you think it necessary.

If I wanted to teach people to place hand-sized cams in a crack (2-3.5"), this would be where I would do it.

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