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Chris Cranks a Co-ed [Suggest Change]
Avg: 2 from 2 votes
|Type:||Trad, 65 ft|
|FA:||Gary Olsen, Chris Pendleton, 1986|
|Page Views:||118 total · 16/month|
|Shared By:||John Steiger on Nov 10, 2017|
|Admins:||Andrew Gram, Nathan Fisher, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq|
Description [Suggest Change]
Chris Cranks a Co-ed is the obvious golden, right-facing, right-arching dihedral on the right side of the Ms. Luval face. The bottom third of the dihedral is usually – well, always in my experience – seeping water. Gary and Chris, for the first ascent, avoided the water-soaked section by climbing an unattractive vegetated crack to near its top, clipping a fixed pin, then traversing left into the corner. With Gary’s blessing, two bolts have been added to protect decent face climbing and bypass the vegetated crack, turning a route to be avoided (the vegetation in the crack includes poison oak) into one well worth doing. Chains on top make for a convenient lower/rap.
Location [Suggest Change]
See Ms. Luval Cranks a Thesis for the approach.
Protection [Suggest Change]
A set of cams to 3 inches (Camalot .3 to 3), with maybe an extra 2 inch cam.