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Mr. Foster's Lead T,TR 
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Route 16 T,TR 
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Route 37 T,TR 
Route 6 T,TR 
Route 6 (var.) T,TR 
T2 Flake T,TR 
Texas T,TR 
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Unrelenting Nines T,TR 
Upper Left Roof T,TR 
Vulture Roof TR 
Zander Zigzag T,TR 
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Route 16 

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

   
Type:  Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 60'
Original:  YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: unknown, 1970s
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Submitted By: George Perkins on Feb 16, 2008

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Mark Schraad heading up the "Unnamed (thin cr...

Description 

Start in the first place that seems reasonable to the right of Flying A. Boulder up on good ledges to reach on obvious big flake and traverse right and move up in a hands section. Above is a flaring slot; exiting it is the crux. The thin crack above is easier climbing with more footholds, but less obvious gear placements for 15' or so. At the top, the crack widens to hand size, and good gear can be placed again.
It's a worthwhile easier climb (for the Playground). Tough for Playground 5.9, but easy for Playground 5.10

Location 

This climb is about 20' to the right of Texas, or about 10' right of Flying A. Identify a flaring slot about 2/3 of the way up.

Protection 

nuts & cams to 3", optional 4" cam


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