Type: Sport, 40 ft
FA: unknown
Page Views: 409 total · 8/month
Shared By: dmPete on Oct 27, 2014
Admins: Nate Ball, Micah Klesick

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Description

Another of Area 51's physically demanding crimp routes. Limber up those fingers and try to spot the holds ahead of time. They're all here, just really hard to find while climbing!

Tiny ledges on grey rock (with the occasionally re-glued hold). Sounds a bit dull until you're two clips up.

The movement is awesome, and finding those invisible ledges just before peeling off makes this route quite a rush, even if it is short.

Location

The bolt line just across the dihedral from "Mars." Located 2/3 of the way down the approach trail and features a dihedral with interestingly faceted, very RED rock on the right face. The grey, left face is your route.

Protection

Quickdraws. Bolted anchor.

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dmPete
  5.11b
dmPete  
  5.11b
If only you could know where the holds were by looking up at the route...this would be a very attaiable 11b onsight. The holds, moves on this route are easier than most of the 11a's at Area 51, but those killer crimps are simply invisble from below!

Once you have the beta, though, this Little Grey route is quite a cruise, and feels pretty soft for the grade. Jun 15, 2015