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Anti-Ego Crack T 
Chicken Pie T 
Deception Gully T 
Just for Starters S 
Knob Hill Ropest T 
Pot Belly T 
Pot Belly (left variation) T 
Sloth Wall T 
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Anti-Ego Crack 

YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b

Type:  Trad
Original:  YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V ZA: 12 British: S 4b [details]
FA: Steve Miller, Jerry Anderson, 10/72.
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Submitted By: Blitzo on Sep 30, 2006

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This route is up and right of "Sloth Wall". It climbs a short crack with a tree at the base.
Climb the crack then move up and left to the tree on "Sloth Wall" or wander up to the top, directly.


Pro to 3.5".

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By Bill Olszewski
From: Colorado Springs, CO
May 15, 2009
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

This is a great offwidth, and I usually don't like offwidths! Used a #4 BD and maybe a 4.5 at the start. Sustained climbing at grade for 50' or so, then easy flake all the way to the top. I ran it to the Manzanita (190') then rapped to the tree on Sloth Wall, then rapped to the gully.
By Matthew Mosher
Feb 20, 2010
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

Face moves can get you through the short offwidth. Mainly fist and hand jams. Slightly dirty if you follow the corner to the manzanita with rap slings.
By Adam McFarren
From: Boulder, Colorado
Oct 13, 2010

Lead first time in rock shoes, followed second time in approach shoes which made the foot jams easier and feel like a hands crack. Lower-angle route and hand stacks worked well for me, 1 #4 and two #3 protected it easily.
By Mark P Thomas
From: Draper
Dec 15, 2010
rating: 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b

I would have given this 3 stars if the wide crack ran longer! That crack was a good place to practice leapfrogging pro (though I only had one cam to move!). Steep, but very secure jams.

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