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Back to Power T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Begoon/Artz Corner T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Big Top T 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Blackened Tan S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
Carny Crack T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Fruity Pants (AKA Porter's 12c) S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Greatest Show On Earth, The T 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
Interpreting Intermission S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Just Another Pretty Face S 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Mango Tango S 5.14a 8b+ 32 X+ 32 E8 7a
Mighty Dog (aka Lavender Days) S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
Pretty Faces Call Me Daddy S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Puppy Chow S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Ringmaster, The T 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Scratchy Biscuits T 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Ziggerknot T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
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Type: Sport, 70 ft
FA: Greg Urbanski
Page Views: 337 total · 7/month
Shared By: Joseph DeGaetano on Dec 2, 2014 with updates from Greg Urbanski
Admins: Chris Whisenhunt, Pnelson, Ladd, Shawn Heath, Vicki Schwantes, Jake Jones

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Access Issue: PARKING ALONG HIGHWAY 19 Details
Access Issue: Writing in chalk Details


The climbing is easy and enjoyable for the first 35 feet or so until you realize how detached the block that you are laybacking/chimneying is. Then you might FREAK OUT! When (and it might be next week, next year, or 100 years but freeze thaw cycle will eventually take this feature out) this thing pulls just hope that you or someone else isn't climbing on it.

Eventually you mantle the death block out and breathe an air of relief. Now, only your belayer might die. This is where the crux comes. Pull another mantle move using a thin hold and then be ready for good classic slab moves.


This climb, along with another bolted route just left of it, climb a detached blocky pillar feature. They start about 100 feet climbers right of Fruity Pants and about 100 feet climbers left of Lavender Days and Puppy Chow.


8 bolts to a 2 bolt anchor.


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Fun route, but it is pretty unbelievable that someone decided to actually bolt the detached flake for the neighboring line. Placing gear behind the flake felt pretty sketchy on ziggurat, and a fall on the upper bolts could potentially damage this hollow and dubiously attached feature. Sep 13, 2015

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