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Cruising for Burgers 

YDS: 5.10d French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 21 British: E3 5b PG13

Type:  Trad, 2 pitches, 165'
Original:  YDS: 5.10d French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 21 British: E3 5b PG13 [details]
FA: Mark Goldsmith & Robert Critchfield, 1983
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Submitted By: C Miller on Jan 13, 2013

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This is a seldom done but worthy obscurity hiding in plain sight.

P1) Climb up to a solitary bolt, make difficult moves past it and then run it out to a bolted belay on a dike.

P2) Head up the arete passing 3 more bolts then run it out past the last bolt to bolted anchors on a ledge.

Although listed as a two-pitch route it's very easy to combine the two into one long pitch.

To descend there exists several options - 1) From the ledge with bolts scramble up an awkward crack to the top of the formation. From here downclimb/scramble to the west down a rocky gully and then circle around the toe of the formation back to your pack. This should take about 10-15 minutes if you hit it right. 2) Rap the route from anchors after the second pitch (165')- with two (2) ropes. 3) Rap 85' from the top anchors down and right to the anchor atop the first pitch of Comic Book. From here a second 85' rap leads to the ground. This is the easiest way to go as it requires a single rope. Not advisable if other parties are climbing the Comic Book route.


Left of Full Frontal Nudity on the edge/arete of the southwest face of the formation.


4 bolts (all bolts 3/8"), all belays are bolted (3/8")

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