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Date With Kate T 
Fingertrip Variation T 
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Hesitate No More T 
Hesitation T 
Needle's Eye Variation T 
Orange Sling, The T 
Pebbles and Bambam S,TR 
Shaken Climber Syndrome S 
Siesta T 
Split Decision T 
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Needle's Eye Variation 

YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 60'
Original:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
FA: Mark McQuarrie & Steve Ellsworth in 1964
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Submitted By: bsmoot on Oct 31, 2008

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Gate Buttress Area Recreational Lease: Climbs on Church Buttress above vault remain closed MORE INFO >>>


This chimney is so tight that only skinny climbers can slither through...Try it naked.


Climb the squeeze chimney above the top of the 2nd pitch of Split Pants. It's the crack forming the left side of the big roof.


The chimney itself doesn't protect. Perhaps take a few cams for above the chimney.

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By Zac Robinson
From: Salt Lake City, UT
Mar 31, 2010

I'd say "skinny climbers" is an understatement. 1960's skinny was an entirely different description.
By bsmoot
Apr 1, 2010

As a teenager, I could fit through easily. There used to be a few chockstones in there too. A few years later I couldn't fit.

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