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

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Original:  YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: Zack Jones and Craig Estes, 1992
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Submitted By: Chuck Parks on Feb 1, 2008

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Narcissism 5.10b Climber: Blair Krogh


Much harder to onsight than redpoint. Weave up the face past several cruxes. Just when you think it's over, the last desparate moves up a crack to the anchors really get the forearms burning. Of course, there are "secret" holds that make things easier. But if I told you where they were, then they wouldn't be a secret, would they?


In the Dihedrals area, on the left face of the dihedral. It's the next bolted line left from Ankles Away.


7 bolts, anchors

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Rock Climbing Photo: Finishing Narcissism
Finishing Narcissism
Rock Climbing Photo: MarciHW doing the beginning of Narcissism
MarciHW doing the beginning of Narcissism

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By grizz Burton
Apr 6, 2008

Very fun climb with multiple cruxes and few rests. Had to rehearse this one a several times before the redpoint.
By willeslinger
From: Golden, Colorado
Sep 24, 2010

Second to last bolt before the anchors is almost rusted out, it's a spinner at this point. Makes the run-out up to the next bolt pretty sketchy. The bolt probably needs to be replaced.
By JohnWesely
From: Red River Gorge
Jul 11, 2011

Continuously awkward from the bottom to top.
By Nick Evans
Feb 15, 2012

Good mix of juggy power moves and crimpy slab moves. Fun throughout.
By TobyTowne
From: Dalton, GA
Aug 26, 2012

awesome climb. very sustained 5.10b+ climbing with few rest options.
By Brandon.Phillips
From: Alabama
Sep 21, 2015

This is one of the best routes I've climbed at Foster Falls.
By Michael Dom
From: Seattle
Dec 22, 2015

A good route. I really liked the pseudo handjam at the top.
By Ulises Garcia
Nov 21, 2016

Amazing pinches, crimps, underclings and side pulls. Nearly every move is fun and interesting! Very enjoyable climbing!

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