Type: Aid, 40 ft
FA: Alan Nelson 1976 (Clean & Hammerless)
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San Diego aid testpiece. Most likely the hardest aid line in the county. Lead as A5 in the 60's but was lead hammerless and solo in 1976 by Alan Nelson. The only solid placements are in the first ten feet. Many tenuous hooking moves remain to the top. Very much a solo if attempted to be lead due to the fact that nothing would hold a fall after the first two placements. Lots of fun though to top rope this one and show off your hooking skills!


5 feet to the left of Master of Defeet


Small wires, small hooks, small beaks, and 1 grey C3 placement. There are also two very old bolts but proper hooking can see you around using these.


Robert Parkhill
San Diego, CA
Robert Parkhill   San Diego, CA
I would say that this is more difficult than a C3.I have another book that graded it at A4. I tried to aid this climb clean and got within a few moves from the top where it turns into be mostly hook moves. I broke two flakes off that were used for hooking. This was already a very difficult aid line that is now harder without those flakes. Would like to see what others feel it goes at now. Jan 21, 2018
A. B.
San Diego
A. B.   San Diego
I plan on doing this in the next two weeks.
Anyone local and interested in b.w. practice? Apr 2, 2018