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Rastafarian 

YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: E1 5a

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 105'
Original:  YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: Mark Rolofson & Mark Van Horn, 6/6/1981
Season: faces north
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Submitted By: kevin fox on Jul 6, 2008

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Description 

Climb twin cracks in a corner. Move up and thin fingers goes to hands. Mantle and jam your way past the hollow sounding rock that you are climbing. Once past this section, you will work up thin finger crack an pull yourself past the bush on to a ledge. Gardening skills maybe in order for this climb. From here, move right to the webbing anchors that are above Finger Licking Good.

Location 

This route lies left of the large pine tree. Identify this crack by large bush growing out of it.

Protection 

Small gear, nuts, Aliens, and up to #3 Camalot. A weed wacker is helpful.


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By Nick Barczak
May 28, 2013

This is a GREAT pitch of climbing! If you're in the area to do Finger Lickin', then you should totally do this one as well.

...feels 9+.
By Tony B
From: Around Boulder, CO
Nov 1, 2016
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a

Above the top of the crack on P2, where the climb 'forces' you to the right, you CAN keep going directly up to the belay. The moves are steep and a little more insecure. Gear is not exactly great, but it is there, and the climbing is not super-human. Maybe 10d or 11-? Maybe PG-13?

Anyway, a mere mortal can do it, and I'm a bit surprised it has not been done/documented. It might deserve a bolt.

I'd call it 'Trustafarian' as in 'Trust that something will appear for you up there,' in terms of holds and gear.
By Mark Rolofson
Mar 16, 2017
rating: 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b

First ascent: Mark Rolofson & Mark Van Horn on June 6, 1981. The route listed in this route description is the easier variation that was done years later. What attracted me to the climb was the thin, right-angling crack start which is solid .10d (originally rated .11a). This start is left of the 5.9 start beginning off a detached flake. A #4 & two #5 RPs ( 5-6 micro stoppers) & small to small medium stoppers are useful.

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