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Big D, The T 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Blondie T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Breeder's Cup T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b PG13
Charlie Horse T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
De-Virginizing Stud Pony T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Eagle's Beak T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Fall of the Republic T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Feeling Loopy T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Funky Gold Patina T,S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Glue Factory T 5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c
Goverment Mule T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Hippophobia T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Kentucky Derby T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Neighsayer T 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
Oh Wilbur T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Playing Timmy Sticks T 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
Pokey's Arete T 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
Ponyboy Arete T 5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c
Preakness T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13
Sea Biscuit T 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Tijuana Donkey Show T 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
Type: Trad, 80 ft, Grade III
FA: Greg Sievers & Brian Verhulst
Page Views: 409 total, 7/month
Shared By: Greg Sievers on May 15, 2013
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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ONLY THE FIRST PITCH IS NEW, but it makes a nice link-up and a plumb line up the wall.

P1 - 35m - start just left of Sea Biscuit and 15' left of the largest LFD. Start in an awkward bulge (crux) and head straight up toward a 12" wide x 8' tall, rectangular, parallel-sided inset. Just under it, move right along an easy undercling. Aim toward and into the large corner under the large roof (shrubs and loose rock were mostly cleaned out). A thin, sharp plate/edge is laminated to the right wall here. Turn the roof directly up the crack/corner at 5.7+ and proceed up the pleasant easier hand crack to the flat ledge and set a belay.

P2 - 35m - traverse straight left. A fine couple moves with big exposure, 5.7+ (like the 4th pitch of Kor's Flake on Sundance)! Teach out left and gain the delightful 3-star crack of upper Sea Biscuit. Take it to a 2 bolt anchor (visible from the ground).

P3 - 20m - climb Funky Gold Patina a 4 bolt sport pitch (.10b we thought).

P4 - 40m - walk a few meters to the left and continue up Funky Gold Patina in a thin crack above and deep inset, on the west-facing wall. Stem up and finger jam the thin, tenuous crack and seam to the summit, 5.10. Pop around the left/north side of the summit block, and find the existing summit rap anchors. 2 each x 30m fixed raps drops you at your pack and lunch.

This is a nice direct link-up straight up the wall. Thanks to all the other folks that pioneered all the hard climbing.


30' left of [106697453]], start 15' left of the huge, left-facing dihedral. There is an existing 2-bolt rap anchor at 30m.


A full rack of cams up to #4 BD. This can be climbed without nuts.