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Amber T 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a PG13
American Beauty S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Curve of Binding Energy S 5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a
Furious Howard Brown S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Impeachara S 5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a
Mercy Drilling T,S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
North Crack T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Northwest Passage T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Other One, The S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Pocket Fisherman S 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
Shakedown Street S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Space Goats S 5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a
Wise Crack S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Type: Trad, 60 ft
FA: Dan Hare?
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Shared By: Brent Apgar on Jul 9, 2014
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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The climbing up to the 1st bolt is the most heads up and the reason for the PG-13 rating.

Once at the first bolt, the rock quality improves dramatically and is good for the remainder of the climb. Most folks will probably find the crux around the 2nd bolt.


This route follows thin, discontinuous seams past 2 bolts up the center of the face about 15 feet left of the large dihedral on the west face of Surprising Crag.

The original line punched through the roof at the top of the face. If you use this finish you'll need gear for an anchor and then walk off.


You can traverse left after the crux and clip the anchors on American Beauty.


2 bolts and gear to 2 inches.


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Steve Annecone
Steve Annecone   boulder
Felt sustained and technical, similar to Mercy Drilling to the right, but harder! Sep 10, 2016