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Alien Umbrella 

YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 60'
Original:  YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c [details]
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Submitted By: Jim Lawyer on Oct 8, 2014

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Alien Umbrella, after the traverse

Description 

Excellent crack climbing, and one of the easier routes at the cliff.

Go up the face to a bolt, then make a difficult low traverse past another bolt to reach the crack. Follow the crack to a ledge with a fixed anchor.

The crack extends to the bottom of the wall, but it's overhanging and super chossy. The described approach avoids all that.

Location 

On the left side of a face, left of a prominent left-facing, left-arching corner (the corner is the route Bent Hickory). The start is shared with a thin crack in black rock (called Feeding the Rat, 5.11c) that begins 20' up.

Protection 

Standard rack to 2".


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Rock Climbing Photo: Doc on Alien Umbrella.
Doc on Alien Umbrella.
Rock Climbing Photo: The top finger crack section of Alien Umbrella
The top finger crack section of Alien Umbrella

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By Kevin Johnson
Oct 20, 2014

This is yet another excellent line at Pinnacle. As Jim says, one of the easier routes at the cliff. There are still a few loose flakes on the traverse before getting to the crack, between the first and second bolts.

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