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Rock Climbing Photo: Karsten does a poor Jean Claude Van Dam impression...
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By bbrock
From: Al
Jun 7, 2007
I went up the wide crack to the left. The way you went looked harder and scarier
By John Wilder
From: Las Vegas, NV
Jul 27, 2009
i went up the wide crack as well- sort of. but the pro is in the right hand crack unless you've got a bunch of wide gear.
By Jon O'Brien
From: Nevada
May 10, 2010
interesting... i stayed in the thin crack as well, climbed like i'd always imagined el matador would climb like based on pics... super rad stemming... i thought messing w/ the wide stuff looked harder
By Nelson Day
From: Joshua Tree, CA
Mar 19, 2012
I stayed in the thin crack on the right until I was able to stem out and chimney/jam the wall on the left. I had to do a couple some what hard layback moves on the thin crack. The last piece of pro I put in the thin crack before getting up high enough to clip the first bolt was a yellow Metolius tcu. I laybacked with my left hand, reached down with my right, grabbed the yellow tcu and stuck it into the finger crack. Fit perfectly, and I was grateful I didn't have to try a second piece. At the time I led this, I didn't have a yellow master cam, but a yellow master cam would have been a much better choice. My yellow TCU got tweaked pretty hard to the side after I moved left and clipped the bolt (due to belaying up my partner through the piece).

I think the first bolt is about 40-50 feet up from the belay.
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Karsten does a poor Jean Claude Van Dam impression on the 3rd pitch.

Submitted By: Karsten Duncan on Mar 20, 2007
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