Type: Trad, TR, Alpine, 40 ft
FA: Possibly Eddie and Trevor Bowman 3-18-01
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Shared By: Eli Boardman on Nov 23, 2017
Admins: Lauren Heerschap, Mike Snyder, Jake Dickerson, Taylor Spiegelberg

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Access Issue: Petroglyphs and Private Land Details

Description

This is the best moderate route at the pinnacle. It climbs the obvious and aesthetic arete that divides the mini-face of Technicality from the face with the Pleasant Surprise crack. It starts with a technical move on small edges below the bolt (soft for 5.9). After getting established on the arete proper, a few committing moves separated by good rests lead to the anchor ledge. The last moves are the hardest, but they can be bypassed with a 5.7 variation of lower quality to the left of the arete.

Location

When looking at the pinnacle during the approach, there is a buttress on the lower left split by several large cracks (YTP, Behemoth, etc.). Clean Cut follows the arete that divides the southeast and northeast mini-faces of this lower buttress.

Protection

There is 1 bolt down low, and the upper part might be protectable with thin trad gear, but it is best done as a toprope from a 2 bolt anchor.

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