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Battle's End S 5.12c/d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Decoletage S 5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Lips Against the Steel T,S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a PG13
Naked Kill T 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b R
Razor Blade Titillation S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Sabaki T,S,TR 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Unknown 1 T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Unknown 2 T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Type: Trad, 50 ft
FA: unknown
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Shared By: Jay Eggleston on Sep 14, 2013
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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This is a short climb and is one of the easiest in the area. It has a big ledge about a third of the way up. It feels like the crux is near the ground, and it is encountered while getting to the ledge. The crack starts above the ledge. There is good pro in this area, and stemming and jamming feet in the crack seems like the way to get it done.


This is to the right of the route Sabaki. It climbs a hand crack in a dihedral. You walk off from the top by going left on the Decolletage ledge.


A standard rack up to a #3 Camalot. The anchor can be made with medium-sized cams so make sure you have some on the ledge.


On Dec. 3, 1977, I led Steve Johnson up this, continuing up the bombay chimney that curves rightish, above. I recall exiting the chimney onto the ramp on its right, eventually. Steve was geologist living in Golden and wanted to check out the so-called Clear Creek Fault Caves. We could name this Fault Cave Crack. Jan 27, 2015