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For Short People Only 

YDS: 5.5 French: 4b Ewbanks: 13 UIAA: IV+ ZA: 11 British: MS 4a

Type:  Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 60'
Original:  YDS: 5.5 French: 4b Ewbanks: 13 UIAA: IV+ ZA: 11 British: MS 4a [details]
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Submitted By: Timothy Mark on Nov 21, 2010  with updates from Eric Chow

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  • Description 

    An excellent route for beginners on toprope, or for beginning trad leaders. The first 20 feet are the hardest part. There is a microwave-sized loose block midway up the boulder that is a little sketchy to stand on.


    Left of the Hyper-Gamma-Spaces roof, this is the first (rightmost) crack.


    Takes plenty of gear, standard (small) rack will work. Boulders at the top work for a toprope.

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    By K Baumgartner
    Aug 19, 2012

    Agree that the crux is right off the ground through the bulge. However, I would suggest budding trad leaders start on A Flake Called Lee before leading this route.
    By Robert Michael
    Jun 26, 2016

    I second the recommendation that new trad leaders not start on this. Even though I have led this one a few times, the start is still very awkward for me. Maybe, as the name suggests, my tallness works against me here, but I have a tougher time on this start than I do anywhere on some of the 5.6-5.8 I have led out here.

    A Flake Called Lee has a very heady move for a new leader as well. New leaders should start at Boy Scout Ledges instead where there are some nice 5.3 and 5.4 lines, most of which are straightforward.
    By Thad P
    May 1, 2017

    I found the beginning of the climb to be awkward. There are some decent hand holds; foot holds were not as good. There's a place for passive pro above the first couple of moves. Then you can sling a chockstone. Smooth 5.2 climbing above that. The name of this climb is apt.

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