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Banish Misfortune S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Big So-So, The S 5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b PG13
C'est Fini S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Finish Your Homework S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Grand Adventure, The S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Imaginary Fans S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
K-School S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Ms. Carmels S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Sorting Hat Left S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Sorting Hat Right S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Type: Sport, 60 ft
FA: 2011 Bob Branscomb
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Shared By: bob branscomb on Sep 7, 2016
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Starts off steep with adult leadouts to a intermediate anchor below the bulge: 5.8.
Above the anchor, up to the bulge and perform a stout deadpoint to a good pocket, then work left along the bulge on thin face (crux), then up to anchor.
Alternatively, if you don't like the looks of the deadpoint, you can move right along the crack below the bulge onto the upper Banish Misfortune and finish out that way (10a). Recommend a couple of single length runners to minimize rope drag on this option.


This route is not in the book but is just next downhill from Banish Misfortune and next uphill from The Grand Adventure.


bolts...12 should do.


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bob branscomb
Lander, WY
bob branscomb   Lander, WY
I have a hard time rating climbs, so Merrick could be pretty on with the 5.11 rating...seemed pretty hard esp tip-toeing left after the dead point. Nov 10, 2017
Merrick Schaefer
Washington, DC
  5.11+ PG13
Merrick Schaefer   Washington, DC
  5.11+ PG13
The grade for this route is way off. I cruised the 10c next to it without expending effort and was completely shut down by this route. I did the stated crux of the first deadpoint off the ledge pretty easily and then was stopped completely. It looks like a hold to the left broke off (there is a white scar on the rock right where you need a hold). I would suggest that someone verify this and then adjust the grade accordingly. I am guessing 11+ though I have been able to do the all the moves on all the 11d's I have gotten on recently and wasn't able to do the moves on this. Aug 1, 2017

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