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Dragon's Breath S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Fearless Leader S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Little Wing T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Nihilist, The S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Type: Sport, 90 ft
FA: Eric Chemello
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Shared By: Lurker on Dec 2, 2015
Admins: Rick Shull, Lurker, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Meander through some choss off the ground, then immediately pull a steep bulge on huge holds. At the 6th bolt, head left (straight up is a 5.13+ project) through a slabby section and gain a no-hands rest after clipping the 7th bolt.

The crux comes pretty quick after the rest, getting into and moving past a poor left-hand sidepull. However, the route stays pretty full-on all the way to the anchors. Unlike "Fearless Leader" which is pretty soft for the grade, this one is pretty stout. Killer route for the 5.12 climber.


Middle of the Bowling Ball, just right of a big madrone.


12 bolts, rap anchors.


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