Type: Trad, 90 ft (27 m)
FA: Brian Smoot, D. Peggs, Jake Nelson 2023
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Shared By: Rosemary Bloom on May 30, 2023
Admins: Andrew Gram, Nathan Fisher, Perin Blanchard, GRK, D C

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A fun yet more sane way of making your way to the top of "Intensive Care" Slab....

 Climb "Burn Unit" or the first pitch of "Intensive Care" to reach the belay ledge, Look up and left where 6 beefy bolts will show you the way. The route begins with a fun crystal band and a pretty orange and black varnish. Smear and edge you way through the technical feet and sharp crimps. After the last bolt climb up to a jug flake with a bush at the top, where a two bolt anchor awaits. 

This route is a nice change of pace compared to its neighbor " Intensive care".  instead of consistent faithful smearing "Psych Ward" provides fun edges with unique patina. This climb does not go to the top of the buttress, if you are eager to slap a TR on " Intensive Care"  scrambling will be necessary

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Shares anchors with the second pitch of IC

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small gear