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Crackin' Up T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b R
East Ironing Board Traverse T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b X
Green Room S 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
Hammer of Thor S 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Hand Crack T 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c R
Hey Slick T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a R
Honemaster Lambada S 5.14a 8b+ 32 X+ 32 E8 7a
Hunka Hunka Burnin' Love S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Hyperpolysyllabic T 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Que Rasca T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R
Raven, The T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c PG13
Seam T 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Sinatra's World S 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
Slave to the Rhythm S 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
Smooth T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R
South Face T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b X
Sunbreeze T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Tommy Gun T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Velvet Elvis S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Type: Trad, 240 ft
FA: P. Piana, solo, 1987
Page Views: 77 total, 6/month
Shared By: Tony B on Nov 25, 2016
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Partially owing to some guidebook conflicts and ambiguity, the precise line is unknown. The topo clearly shows the line going up the the anchor for Hammer Of Thor, but the text says to go to Hunka Hunka Burnin' Love.

There is lots of space between Hand Crack (which is an obvious line) and Smooth (which has a tell-tale bolt and finishes on the crest of the formation, and so is clear), but precisely where within that area is unclear.

After much deliberation, I believe that the line indeed goes from below the big boulder at the base to the anchor above Hammer Of Thor.

Perhaps this ambiguity is why nobody seems to have done this route in ages, but it is not bad, and we replaced the cord on the anchors up top, so you can rap to the west again, perhaps 80' down.


Take a standard light rack. You might get a few bits in depending on the line you choose. Uphill, closer to Smooth, there are a few finger crack sections. Downhill, we didn't find much anything.


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