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Chrome Dome S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Comb Over S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Curly S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Fritz's Forehead T,S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Grecian Formula T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Parting Line T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Pigeon Roof T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Receding Fall Line T,S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Rogaine with Minoxidil T,S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Wiggy T,S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Type: Trad, 180 ft
FA: D. Crawford and L. Thomas circa 1979.
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Shared By: BBQ on Dec 16, 2015
Admins: Andrew Gram, Peter Gram, Greg Parker, Mike Madsen, Mark Rafferty

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Parting Line is the obvious chimney/crack climb on the southwest face. Hard to miss and not as easy as it looks. Decent, but typical Needles crack climbing with variety of foot and hand positions that can be molded into bomber holds. Not splitter by any means but not junky. If you've done Classic Crack in The Outlets, and enjoyed it, this line might be a good challenge for you. The Busse and Burr guidebook describe this route as being one pitch. My partner and I broke it up into two pitches, in regard for outdoor safety, since we only had one sixty meter rope at the time. Two seventy meter ropes might make the route an easy cruise.


Obvious chimney and crack system between the bolted starts of Wiggy and Rogaine.


Bring a standard rack and expect no bolts or anchors. Climbers who really like to sew up a climb may want to consider borrowing more gear with an emphasis on nuts. Long slings are a must.
Rap off other routes or walk off the back. You should assume that one rope alone will not allow you to reach the ground.


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