Type: Trad, 65 ft
FA: Gary Olsen, Chris Pendleton, 1986
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Shared By: John Steiger on Nov 10, 2017
Admins: Andrew Gram, Nathan Fisher, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq

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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.


See Ms. Luval Cranks a Thesis for the approach.


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


So glad Gary was cool about avoiding the crappy poison ivy crack. The bolted climbing is on super clean, hard quartzite and leads up to a really cool handcrack. Not a lot of lines like this in BCC. Nov 11, 2017