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Half Man, Half Alligator Shark 

YDS: 5.13- French: 7c+ Ewbanks: 29 UIAA: IX+ ZA: 29 British: E7 6c

Type:  Trad, 80'
Original:  YDS: 5.13- French: 7c+ Ewbanks: 29 UIAA: IX+ ZA: 29 British: E7 6c [details]
FA: Cedar Wright
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Submitted By: Brad G on Nov 13, 2011

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A nice change of pace if you're getting tired splitters or you want your gobies to heal. The crux involves insecure arete liebacking w/ fixed kb's for pro.


Located just left of Binou's Crack. Start by climbing the splitter flake on the face.


Aliens, 2 reds, 2 grays, 2 greens, 1 blue, quick draws for pitons

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By Brad G
From: 1994 Honda Civic
Nov 13, 2011

The first two kb's are equalized (almost) with some questionable tat. I recommend fixing your own tat before going up there. You can easily set a TR on it from Binou's crack, or you can be unlike me and go for it ground up.
By Dustin B
From: Steamboat
Nov 13, 2011

Not 100% sure at what Cedar actually named the route, but I believe it's actually 'HalfSharkAlligatorHalfMan' , you know, from Dr. Octagon's insanely good release 'Dr. Octagonecologyst'.
By Brad G
From: 1994 Honda Civic
Nov 13, 2011

You're probably right. Half Man, Half Alligator Shark is the name given in the guide book.
By Cunning Linguist
Jan 26, 2012

Yeah, Cedar's one of many fans of Kool Keith's bizarre and yet great releases. It is named Half Shark Alligator Half Man, the book is wrong, might as well correct it here. Cool looking route. Chalk all over it when I walked by.
By Spencer Daniels
Dec 13, 2012

What do you mean fixed KB'S?
By Ben Kiessel
Dec 13, 2012

KB is a knife blade
By Jay Eggleston
From: Denver
Dec 13, 2012

"Fixed KB" likely refers to a fixed knife blade piton.

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