Type: Trad, 120 ft (36 m)
FA: 2017
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Shared By: Jay Harrison on Jan 11, 2018
Admins: Jim Lawyer

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The crux is getting through the initial overhang; once past that, it is easy sailing to the oak tree. Tackling the final overhang above the tree is also quite sketchy, but pro can be had to the right, and it's also easy to slide right and climb much more securely through that second obstacle using essentially the upper section of Lab Rat.
Climbing the slab to the first overhang is dicey, and while there are pro cracks along the slab, the gear dies out at your feet until you have holds above the overhang. This is not a pleasant position to be in while struggling to place good gear above you. Be careful, don't fall here!
Once through that move, the climbing settles down to easy fifth class until you get to the oak tree on a right-sloping ledge. Another overhang above this presents another rough bit; originally taken between the two opposing corners 4' apart, that particular move can be avoided by moving right a little bit, to access the last moves of Lab Rat.


This route rides the outside right-edge of the elongated A-frame alcove, via a crack system. Descent is by rappel off a tree.


All trad, standard Adk. rack. Be aware that the crux pro is only "placeable" in mid-move, you must commit to starting the crux before getting good gear for it. As the next-lower pc. is below your feet, this could lead to a groundfall if your belayer isn't snappy.


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