Type: Trad, 65 ft (20 m)
FA: Gary Olsen, Chris Pendleton, 1986
Page Views: 711 total · 19/month
Shared By: John Steiger on Nov 10, 2017
Admins: Andrew Gram, Nathan Fisher, Perin Blanchard, GRK, DCrane

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Description

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

See Ms. Luval Cranks a Thesis for the approach.

Protection

A set of cams to 3 inches (Camalot .3 to 3), with maybe an extra 2 inch cam.

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