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Double Exposure T 
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Frustration T 
Ham Sandwich T 
Hernia - Direct Finish T 
Hernia, The T 
Insomnia T 
Pass Time T 
Pirate, The T 
Swashbuckler T 
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Walk the Plank T 
Winter Solstice T 

Ham Sandwich 

YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
Original:  YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: Jim Hoagland & Dick Bird, 1980's
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Submitted By: C Miller on Mar 7, 2006

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Clip the first bolt of Winter Solstice and then move left to reach the start of a left-facing flake system, shared with Club Sandwich and Bacon Bits, which curves up and left to join The Hernia at it's roof. Finish up via Hernia and use that route's anchors.

Essentially a slightly harder, alternate start to The Hernia that offers some good climbing along thin flakes as you stop to wiggle in gear. Worth doing if you've done The Hernia and seek more of a challenge.


Located on the far right side of the Buttress of Cracks, just to the left of Arcy Farcy, the right-most bolted route here.


1 bolt (3/8"), gear to 3" including some thin stuff, bolted anchor/rap (100')

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By dnaiscool
Mar 22, 2015

Actually, Winter Solstice clips the first bolt of this route, because Ham Sandwich went in before its harder cousin to the right...just sayin' know, keeping the historical narrative alive.
By Ryan Strickland
From: Idyllwild, CA
Jun 3, 2016
rating: 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13

Led this thing recently. Kind of an interesting route. Some DFU moves getting to the first bolt, then a cruxy traverse left to the flake on Razor Games. An orange Metolius fits perfectly near the top of the flake, where the flake is most solid. You can then step up to clip a bolt on Razor Games before moving left again towards Hernia. I led it with nothing bigger than a 0.75 C4. Anything bigger would be for the Hernia part, which is trivial compared to the climbing that got you there, and can still be protected with smaller gear.

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