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Routes in The Outer Circle Ampitheatre

Addiction to Friction S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Boo Yah S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Revenge of the Whippersnapper S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Valentine S 5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a
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Type: Sport, 50 ft
FA: Greg Huston
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Shared By: Taylor Roy on Mar 9, 2014
Admins: saxfiend, Brad "Stonyman" Killough

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Addiction to Friction follows an obvious and aesthetic line along a right angling seam. This route is a bit of an anomaly in that it follows a feature and involves technical movement.

Start low and left of the first bolt on a pair of left-facing sidepulls. Big moves and good holds lead to a big horizontal crack. Some shouldery moves and a tough clip gain the slopey, left-facing ramp. Fight through the insecure barndoor moves, small feet and a hard toss to a good hold over a small roof. The last 10 feet of ATF is the steepest section with strange, angular holds and core intensive moves to a generous anchor jug in the middle of the roof. Too bad the rock quality deteriorates past this point...

Since the ground rises with the wall, this route requires an attentive belay. It misses four star status in my book because it leave a little to be desired- ending half way out the cave.


Look for a very obvious left facing ramp feature.


Bolts. The last four bolts have fixed draws. BEWARE!!! The bolts on this climb look extremely rusty.



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