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An Exotic Affair 

YDS: 5.12a French: 7a+ Ewbanks: 25 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 25 British: E5 6a

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
Original:  YDS: 5.12a French: 7a+ Ewbanks: 25 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 25 British: E5 6a [details]
FA: Jens Holsten
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Submitted By: Jens Holsten on Feb 10, 2015

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Climb Exotic Dancer until able to make an obvious move left into a thin, hanging crack. A finger piece or two is placed while negotiating the crux locks. Once the crack peters out, pass two bolts on a lower angle, but still difficult arete. Nice water sculpted pockets lead to the belay.


In between A Swinging Affair and Exotic Dancer


2 bolts, finger gear for the crux and a few pieces for placing on Exotic Dancer before moving left.

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By Micah Klesick
From: Vancouver, WA
Feb 10, 2015

This route looks pretty sweet! I might have to give it a shot next time I get up to that area!
By Jon Nelson
From: Bellingham, WA
Feb 11, 2015

Yes, very nice, but what is a "hanging crack"?

Do you mean "overhanging"?
By Jens Holsten
Mar 31, 2015

By "hanging" I mean a crack that is on an overhanging wall, but does not reach the ground. It defines only the middle portion of the route.
By kerwinl
Apr 13, 2015
rating: 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a

A little dirty, but a very good addition to a stellar little crag, nice work jens. I gave some of the footholds and handholds a little more brushing, hopefully it gets some more traffic.

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