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1000 Churches S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Ambro-agie S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Bad Brain S 5.13d 8b 31 X 32 E8 7a
Big Brain S 5.14a 8b+ 32 X+ 32 E8 7a
Big Smoke S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Bluebeard S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Broken Heroes S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
Feel The Bern S 5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a
Full Tilt S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
Fun House, The S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Get Wacky S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Infinite Crystal Space S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Infinite Fun Space S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Kilodeer S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Moon Over Dog Street T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Mr. Big Shot S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Obscured by Clowns S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
October Sky S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
Razoreater S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Rift, The S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Slick Fifty S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Soft Option S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
TS Arete S 5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a
Ziggurat S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
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Type: Sport, 125 ft
FA: BJ Tilden, 2013
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Shared By: Jikimika Dinglehoffer on Nov 26, 2017
Admins: Lauren Heerschap, Mike Snyder, Jake Dickerson, Taylor Spiegelberg

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This is a proud arete on the right side of the Joint. Going to the top of the wall, it passes several ledges. Despite having the nature of a multi-pitch bouldering circuit, the rock and movement are mega quality.

Bolted by Todd Skinner, this was his final contribution to Lander. BJ Tilden did the FFA in 2013, and on the same day Jonathan Siegrist climbed the 2nd ascent.

Pitch 1, 30 ft:
climb "Soft Option", the 5.9 corner passing a few bolts. Or scramble up onto the first tier ledge from the right side. Get established on a square pedestal with a two bolt anchor below the smooth, black arete.

Pitch 2, .12c, 40 ft:
Vertical balance climbing on nice black rock up a rounded arête. gets harder after the second bolt. Work both sides of the arête and do some crystal cranking. Has many tricky moves and is worthwhile in its own right.

Pitch 3, .13c, 55 feet:
From the final ledge, steeper moves on strange blocky slopers leads to the perfect section of laser cut, aesthetic arête, with it's best quality being it's near complete lack of holds. A few degrees overhanging on the left, and vertical on the right. Bouldery compression with huge spans, micro footholds, alternately technical, balancy, and powerful. Climbs as a V8/9 boulder through the inobvious entry moves and the hard transition to the blankest part of the arete. A decisive move to a flat jug rail is followed by a good rest and an exposed 5.12 outro to the very top of the square-cut wall.


Right side of the cleanest main section of the Joint. Goes to the top. Morning sun. prepare the left hand for sweat, and the right hand for numbing cold.


All bolts.

Each "pitch" has a 2 ring anchor on top of it, as well as a comfortable ledge. You could lower off from the top with a 70 (knot the end)

Recommended to do it like a multi-pitch and bring a friend up with you for the close belay. 3rd pitch has an early crux so rope stretch would make it likely to hit the ledge if you linked pitches and fell.


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