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Argonaut , The TR 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
Awakening Spirits T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b PG13
Bat Attack T,S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Boogie Till ya Puke T 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
ByPass T 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a PG13
Death Wish T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Enduro Man Rides Again T 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Filet-O-Fish T 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Indecent Exposure T 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a PG13
Indian Head Direct T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Joy Loader T 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Juggerhead T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Juggernaut T 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
Lark's Tongue T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13
Middle Road S 5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b
Mighty Mouse T 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
Nevermore T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Nevermore (The other one) T 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c PG13
Nicotine T,S 5.13a/b 8a 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c
Nutsweat T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Rastafari T 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
Reckless Abandon T 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
Reckless Abandon Direct T 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a R
Recommendation, The S 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Shadowdance T 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a R
Shamans T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b PG13
Spice T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c R
Superman's Dead T 5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b R
Survival Of The Fittest T 5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a PG13
Unknown T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Vascular Disaster T 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a PG13
Visual Splendor T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b PG13
War Games T 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Windigo T 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a PG13
X-Games T 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c X
indian toe T 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Type: Trad, 60 ft
FA: unknown
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Shared By: Matt Westlake on Jun 4, 2013
Admins: Ryan Williams, Aaron Parlier, Steve Lineberry

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Description

A nice diversion from the neighboring routes, Rastafari features a left rising traverse through slightly overhanging quartz cauliflower heads, flakes, and cracks. Good protection for the most part, although there might be a bit of suspect rock - probably not a fun route to fall on since the sharp rock heads wouldn't feel that great to bounce or scrape down.

Regardless, it's a nice secluded line that is a bit pumpy at times even though the rock is quite featured. It's likely possible to continue past the fixed hardware anchor although the difficulty looks like it eases considerably at that point and you'd have to find an alternate way down.

Location

This is rather tricky to find. Go to the far end of the north end and follow the trail uphill slightly passing Filet of Fish, etc, around the corner on your right side. Continuing on ahead there is a small clearing with some 10' tall boulders (and a chalked up problem) near the back and side. Leave your pack and rack up here.

Scramble up the gully via the left side and go straight back a short distance until you run into a vertical cliff on your left side with some discontinuous cracks/flakes starting head level. Facing this you'll notice a clearing about 40 feet or so to your left around the cliff - this is the landing zone for the rappel from the fixed nuts. Be sure to take in the awesome detached pillar a bit further on.

If you hike past the start you'll see a dead end with a vertical wide crack in the back (likely wet). Might be worth scouting the area a bit anyway...

Protection

Pro: standard rack to C4 #3, although a #2 might be adequate.

There were two fixed nuts with quick links at the end of the rising traverse - be wary, it might be easy to miss them. Although one nut+link was quite rusty, they both seemed to be slotted fairly well. You would definitely want to back it up for TR and you may want to consider adding to/upgrading the anchor and prepare for an adventure+new anchor if you do miss the stoppers.

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