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Prow, The T 
Rather Fight Than Switch T 
Senseless Meaning T,TR 
Sunset Arete T,TR 
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Tiger's Tooth T 
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Tilted Mitten T 
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Wolf's Tooth T 
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Alignment of the Misaligned 

YDS: 5.10+ French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 20 British: E3 5b

Type:  Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 60'
Original:  YDS: 5.10+ French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 20 British: E3 5b [details]
FA: Lawrence Stuemke & Dusty Hardman, 1991
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Submitted By: Leo Paik on Nov 24, 2005

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This line may draw your attention with the glint of light off the lone bolt sitting above a crack on the right end of the Lower Twin Owls. In Rossiter's guide, it is listed as a variation to Second Thoughts, 5.10a, with a more direct finish, hence the name. There is an obvious crack system behind a dead tree just to the right, which can be liebacked. There are more lines to play on here (One of Life's Little Problems & its 5.8 variation, Black Lichen Streak, Second Thoughts, Sunset Arete, and Thin Crack) on a sunny, windless, late fall or winter day.

Find this line by hiking up the Lower Twin Owls trail to nadir of the Lower Twin Owls buttress (where Tilted Mitten starts). Continue up & R on a trail until you come to a large RFD is described as an alcove in the Gillett guides. It is probably 400 ft up and R.

Fire up this deceptively-demanding crack which goes halfway up this short buttress just L of a dead tree (which lies 60 ft R of the large RFD). This crack is awkward to start and requires jamming off a sausage-sized L index finger jam and R hand gaston to pinches above. The difficulty eases until you can clip the bolt above. Here you have choices of desperate, steep slabbing directly above with a crux above the bolt (rated 10+ but felt 11b) or perhaps moving right (Second Thoughts, 5.10a) on feldspar knobs to a shallow slot up and right. Belay at a tree. 60 ft. Currently, there is no rappel anchor.

You can also reach this tree by climbing the start to One of Life's Little Problems (to #4 Camalot) and then traverse right (#2 Camalot) to the tree.


Wires, small cams, 1 QD, very sticky rubber.

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