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Atlas Shrugged T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Type: Trad, 150 ft, 2 pitches
FA: Scott Duemler, Mark Geikenjoyner
Page Views: 251 total · 7/month
Shared By: markguycan on Mar 23, 2015
Admins: Greg Opland, Luke Bertelsen, JJ Schlick

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Description

P1:start on the South/southwest aspect. Hand and finger crack in a shallow corner. Shift right below the roof past a bolt to another lower angle corner, continue up slabs to gear belay.(5.10) 3rd class up slabs about 30ft to base of the giant boulder.
P2: really just a 20ft boulder problem with 2 bolts.
To descend rap from slings, then 3rd class down ledges to the North -circling behind to gully on the east side.

Location

climbs upper most spire on the ridge.

Protection

double set fingers, single set #1 to #3.5Camalot.

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J. Snyder
Flagstaff, Arizona
J. Snyder   Flagstaff, Arizona
No $#%@!!! I always thought that would be hilarious! Nice work! Mar 25, 2015
markguycan
flagstaff, AZ
 
markguycan   flagstaff, AZ
 
yep! The name references Scott standing on my shoulders to drill the first bolt!! Mar 24, 2015
J. Snyder
Flagstaff, Arizona
J. Snyder   Flagstaff, Arizona
Is this the teetering boulder that can be seen on the ridge south of Mars Attacks?!?! Mar 24, 2015

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