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Flightless Bird 


Type:  Sport, Mixed, 1 pitch, 70'
Original: M6-7 [details]
FA: Steve Elder & Lynn Walters
New Route: Yes
Page Views: 106
Submitted By: Steve Elder on Dec 23, 2015

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Lynn Walters cranking the roof.


Flightless Bird starts relatively easily and leads to a roof crux with difficult-to-see holds. After pulling the roof, climb the dihedral with good left feet but poor right footholds. Finish at anchor well below the actual top. An anchor can be reached for top roping by rappelling from the juniper at the cliff's top.


Ascend the obvious, right-facing dihedral directly to the right of the protruding buttress which is on the left skyline as you approach.


8 bolts.

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Rock Climbing Photo: In the dihedral on the first ascent.
In the dihedral on the first ascent.
Rock Climbing Photo: At the anchor.
At the anchor.
Rock Climbing Photo: The route is the obvious, right-facing dihedral sl...
The route is the obvious, right-facing dihedral sl...

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