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Conn Route T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Fenton-Oslund Route T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Fine Line T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Type: Trad, 100 ft
FA: Herb and Jan Conn
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Shared By: BBQ on Oct 12, 2014
Admins: Andrew Gram, Peter Gram, Greg Parker, Andy Busse, Mike Madsen, Mark Rafferty

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A Semi-Rad Gruntfest. Type 2 Fun at its Best.

An excellent Conn route for those who like their chimney routes to be squeezy. This is a full value, blue collar struggle of a climb that makes you wheezy. Good gear placements (that can be made at semi-rests) will make the type two fun less queasy.

Described by some as being 5.6 but I found it to not be so easy peasy. The claustrophobic squeezefest does open up and you will find yourself splayed into all sorts of positions that will have most of your body parts in contact with the rock. This thing might not be in the same league as El Matador but your stemming and scumming skills need to be up to snuff to fight the ever present pull of gravity. Recommended reading; climbing.com/skill/scum-man…

As long as you don't end up straying left and end up on It's a Fine Line by mistake you will top out somewhere and will get to enjoy an airy rap from the same anchors as the Fenton Route. The Conns had a good eye for a great line and this is one not to be missed if you like your climbing to be an adventurous combination of smearing, swearing and vertical cave exploration.

Location

East side of the Exclamation Point formation.

Protection

Bring a headlamp...it might get dark back there. A standard rack should help you git r' dun.

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