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Kafka on the Shore V4-5 6B+
Type: Boulder, 12 ft
FA: Cameron Fattahi?
Page Views: 59 total, 12/month
Shared By: Cameron Fattahi on Jul 24, 2017
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Description

Find the big, orangish face above sand. Start on sharp, half-pad underclings roughly 6 feet up. Step up and move into the large, obvious sidepull then up to a great sloper at the lip. Throw a heel hook. Work your way up until you can eventually grab a massive, incut jug in the rock that is not visible from the start. Mantel over. This is exciting and challenging the whole way through.

When I found this boulder, it was dirty and lichen covered. I am not from the area and have no idea if this is a first ascent. For now I will assume so, but please correct me if I'm wrong.

This is my first FA. Let me know if the grading seems accurate!

Location

Find the Kafka on the Shore boulder using the directions on the area page. From the water, look back towards the road to identify an overhung face above a patch of sand. Climb the middle of the face using the large outcrop as a left hand sidepull.

Protection

A pad or two. The landing is flat sand.

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