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Twisted Tree AKA Kenyon's Shoulder
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Routes in Twisted Tree
|Twisted Tree AKA Kenyon's Shoulder T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a V4 6B A0|
|Type:||Trad, Aid, Boulder, 100 ft|
|FA:||FA Chris Pelczarski & Craig Kenyon using a should stand. FFA Jack Torness, Robbie Freidel, Chris Pelczarski & MaryBeth Wells|
|Page Views:||300 total, 5/month|
|Shared By:||Tater Tot on Apr 30, 2013|
|Admins:||Andrew Gram, Peter Gram, Greg Parker, Andy Busse, Mike Madsen, Mark Rafferty|
DescriptionThis route was first done by Chris Pelczarski and Craig Kenyon using a shoulder stand to bypass the overhanging offwidth start. Jack Torness led the FFA. The start without a shoulder stand goes at about a V4 boulder problem.
LocationLook for the obvious direct crack right behind the Twisted Tree at the base of the spire. The overhanging offwidth section at the bottom is a dead give away.
ProtectionBring lots of C3s and small nuts. If you want to do the route in the style of the FFA, solo the beginning without any gear or a harness. Then, after passing the crux, wedge yourself into the chimney above and have your friends throw you a harness, rope, and gear. This way, you will avoid having to use any wide gear at the bottom.
Beta Bonus Clue: A number five is a tasty treat at the slab topout.
Descent is a Needles Style Rappel however you see fit.
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