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5.8 Crack T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Backdoor Man T,S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Co-Pilots T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13
Crimp and the Crush, The T,S 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Flakes of Bake T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b PG13
Flakes of Wrath (aka Arch Rival) T,S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Focus T,S 5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a R
Gimme three steps... T,S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Kennedy Space Port T 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
Kosmonauts T,S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Rocket Science T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Space Monkey T,S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Test Pilots S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Weight and Balance Check T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Z Crack T 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Type: Trad, 30 ft
FA: Doug Matthews
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Shared By: Jonathen LaFontaine on Mar 23, 2015
Admins: Ryan Williams, Aaron Parlier, Steve Lineberry

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Short finger crack below fix gear slung on vegetation. Start on small rock ramp and make a few crack moves.


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FA was Doug Matthews per Thomas Kelley's 2nd edition guide. Mar 28, 2015
Jonathen LaFontaine
Columbus, Ohio
Jonathen LaFontaine   Columbus, Ohio
Got ya, I got the FA info out of the Rumbling Bald guide book by Ground Up publishing. Mar 25, 2015
I'm not sure who was the first ascensionist for Z Crack, but I am sure it wasn't me and CC. CC and I did the FA of Space Monkeys along with Buddy Price and Jimmy McCarthur. My first trip to the Bald was in 85. We climbed Nuclear Arms, Z-Crack and Shredded Wheat. There were slings for Z Crack on the Laurel then. Mar 25, 2015