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Thigh Gap T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
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Type: Trad, 150 ft, 2 pitches
FA: Eliot Ku and Charles Westin
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Shared By: Charles Westin on Oct 20, 2015
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Location

The route is about 50' right of the origin of the faint gully form Pounders creek. See topo.

Description

P1: Follow the hand crack to the base of the ledge and traverse left. mantle over the ledge and head up the right leaning diheadral to the second ledge. belay from tree on climbers right. 5.7

P2: Head up direct from belay on solid plates, but with minimal pro. Once at ledge, traverse right to the flaring chimney. Protect with big gear and squeeze your way up. More awkward than hard. 5.8

Rap: Webbing and quicklink at the top. Two ropes or two raps.

Protection

single rack from .3 to 4. Offset stoppers are helpful to protect the face.

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