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By Jon Nelson
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From: Bellingham, WA
Sep 12, 2015
Have you tried staying in the left corner?

I recall that the jams are thinner there, with correspondingly worse pro, so the difficulty would go up. But the line becomes straighter. I'm curious if anyone has gone that way can comment.

Perhaps I've gone this way before long ago, but can't remember.
By Laurel Fan
Sep 14, 2015
I've gone that way. I think it's maybe a bit harder than right but easier than the crux moves. Gear is good and consistent with the rest of the route (ie small).
By Jon Nelson
Administrator
From: Bellingham, WA
Sep 15, 2015
Thanks-

Other than the additional challenge, staying left has the added benefit of not having to worry about the rope getting damaged on the arete edge.
By Ted Baker
From: Quincy, CA
Sep 15, 2015
I have only done this once on a road trip. Yea, my friend leading it was looking back and forth at both corners trying to decide which to take and ended up going right. If I remember correctly, he back-cleaned his gear as he went up that short section because he was worried about rope drag or damage. I don't remember if I followed on the left or right.
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The start

Submitted By: Ted Baker on Feb 6, 2015
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Slow Children (5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b )
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