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Penetration T 
Pretty Girls with Long Knives T 
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Scratch the Surface 

YDS: 5.10 French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 50'
Original:  YDS: 5.10 French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: Michael Engelstad, Kirk Lauterbach
New Route: Yes
Page Views: 800
Submitted By: Michael E. on Nov 13, 2014

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Kirk starting the final thin hands bulge!

Dirt roads reopened as of June 2014 MORE INFO >>>


To the right of Penetration, creating the open book corner, is Scratch the Surface. Start to the right on face holds climbing up and left toward a vertical seam. Place pro and trend up and left to a horizontal rail and eventually to the beginning of the two bulge finish. Use face features for the first and a thin hands crack for the second. Awesome!


This is right of Penetration on the NE corner of the Blair III formation.


Thin protection down low that may be challenging on the onsight leads to more confidence inspiring gear above. It is very good and always near by. Microstoppers, small cams, nothing larger than a #0.75 Camalot. A two bolt anchor awaits with a length of chain up top.

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