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Routes in First Face

Anniversary Waltzes T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
April Cool T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Black Diamond T 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
Indian Summer T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13
Ludicrous Anachronism (LA) S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Mea Culpa S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Professor Diggs and the Berry Bandit S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Pyramid T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b PG13
Scrape and Pillage T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13
Sins and Trangressions S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Slave to Fashion S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Time Line S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Weight of History, The T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Westward Migration S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
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Type: Trad, 70 ft
FA: unknown
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Shared By: Neil Atkinson on Aug 21, 2017
Admins: Will Bland

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Another classic line at First Face! Climbs the left-angling crack system just right of the large overhangs. At the top of the diagonal crack, traverse right along a narrow ledge to a second left-leaning crackline with a few horizontal features for holds. Follow the crack to a ledge and a bit of a rest on hand jams. Then step left on the ledge to finish up a final three meter thin crack to the top (for this section save some small cams or nuts and try not to take away your finger jams!) Fantastic route.

[Note: according to Sean Willett's guidebook, "local climbers cleaned this route, but before they could make their first ascent, chalk marks mysteriously appeared up the entire climb. The explanation? Two visiting climbers and former employees of Black Diamond Equipment had been in the area and unknowingly made the first ascent."]


Where the giant arching roofs meet the ground on the climber's right end of the crag.


Standard rack up to #2 Camalot. G-rated gear.



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