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Bad Makeup (5.11c/5.9) S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Breaking Through the Layers S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Edge of the World S 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Indian Summer T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13
Licorice Line T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Pillar of Destiny S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Rainy Day Surprise T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Shooting Star T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Supernova T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Updraft from Hell T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Zen-ith T,TR 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Type: Trad, 60 ft
FA: Bryan Smith/Micah Klesick/Ethan Vella
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Shared By: Micah Klesick on Sep 9, 2014
Admins: Scott Coldiron, Nate Ball, Jon Nelson, Micah Klesick

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Description

Supernova climbs a deep dihedral between "Zenith" and "Rainy Day Surprise." Stem up to a zero TCU placement, then continue up the dihedral to a midway ledge below two tightly wedged blocks. Above the blocks the only placement is a two inch gold camelot for the obvious constriction in the otherwise wide (5-7 inch) crack leading to the anchor. The burly crux comes in the steep wideness above this placement, and this gold cam is the only piece that can protect the run to the anchor on the left (shared with Zenith).

Protection

Double rack to 2 inches. Save a gold camelot for the wide finish.

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