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Fine Nine T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Straight Eight T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Turecki's Ten T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Type: Trad, Alpine, 75 ft
FA: Jay Rowe, Paul Turecki
Page Views: 85 total, 18/month
Shared By: Mat Brunton on Jul 23, 2017
Admins: Jared LaVacque, L. Von Dommelheimer

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This is the hardest "5.8" I've ever done, and felt more difficult to me than "Fine Nine." Great, clean fist crack that was steep and pumpy. Tape seemed liked a must.


Center fist crack on the wall (prominent fist crack left of Fine Nine corner).


Gear to 4". Move right to rusty 2 bolt anchor for Fine Nine. Better to anchor to detached horn wedged in crack above Fine Nine corner.


Brady Deal
Anchorage, AK
Brady Deal   Anchorage, AK
Great route. Felt like a true 5.8 OW. Gear to 4"; bring two if you want to sew it up.

DONT use the rusty anchors to the right when you top out. IMO these need to be replaced ASAP!

Instead, sling the obvious boulder and walk off. Sep 12, 2017