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Back to Power T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Begoon/Artz Corner T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Big Top T 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Blackened Tan S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
Carny Crack T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Fruity Pants (AKA Porter's 12c) S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Greatest Show On Earth, The T 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
Interpreting Intermission S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Just Another Pretty Face S 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Mango Tango S 5.14a 8b+ 32 X+ 32 E8 7a
Mighty Dog (aka Lavender Days) S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
Puppy Chow S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Ringmaster, The T 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Scratchy Biscuits T 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Ziggerknot T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Type: Trad, 100 ft
FA: Eddie Begoon and Mike Artz
Page Views: 766 total, 16/month
Shared By: Joseph DeGaetano on Nov 16, 2013
Admins: Chris Whisenhunt, Pnelson, Ladd, Shawn Heath, Vicki Schwantes, Jake Jones

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The Begoon/Artz climbs the long corner with multiple roofs just left of Lavender Days. In order to avoid rope drag it's best to solo the 5.7 face you use to start Just Another Pretty face and Lavender Days. Once under the corner you can plug a bomber #2 Camalot. Use a mixture of jamming, stemming, laybacking and basic corner funkiness to get you through the multi-tiered roof. Have no fear, this thing is easily succumbed with a few wide stems and a short smeary under cling section.


Just left of Lavender Days and right of Just Another Pretty Face


Cams and stoppers up to #3
Double bolt anchor at the top


Jordan Simon  
This is a really cool route that is long and challenging! The crack is #2 and #3 BD size lower although it tapers off in the back to .3 and smaller size, kind of like a wine glass and stem if that makes sense.

It turns out putting the small gear in the mini crack inside makes it really hard to retrieve on the way down. I had to leave a #0.3 BD about halfway up the dihedral and if anyone wants to retrieve it that would be amazing. I tried for a while and it might be stuck forever, but smaller hands might be able to get it out. Sep 21, 2017
If you lead 5.9, get on this one. Dec 7, 2015
Highly recommended -- a real pleasant surprise, given the route's apparent lack of traffic. Climbs very similar to corners in the Red, but with better stone. Oct 27, 2014