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Secret Ingredient 

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

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 140'
Original:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
FA: FRA: Fran Baker, Larry DeAngelo
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Submitted By: Larry DeAngelo on Sep 2, 2008

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The initial flake of Secret Ingredient.

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This is a delightfully improbable route. Though it looks like it might be hard and unprotected, it turns out to be quite reasonable.

Just right of the start of Hundred-Foot Stick Clip, climb a steep, varnished flake. Continue up, staying just right of a blunt arete, until you reach the left end of a large roof. After a few moves, you can step left to the bolted belay/rappel station on Hundred-Foot Stick Clip.


Climb up to the ledges at the start of Coronary Bypass to a short flake just to the right of the dark headwall.


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By Ben Townsend
Apr 11, 2014

Excellent pitch. Replaced the old webbing on the Hundred Foot Stick Clip anchor; a slightly diagonal one-rope rappel (climber's left) reaches easy downclimbing.
By Joanna Buffalini
From: Las Vegas, NV
Feb 29, 2016

The anchors are not very obvious. About 20 feet after you come out of the roof begin looking for good feet in the darker varnish to traverse climber's left. There are black slings on bolts tucked away on the lighter colored rock. There is a narrow ledge to the right of the anchors. If you get to this ledge the anchors are way to the left. I made this mistake but it is easy to down climb from here and I actually only saw the anchors after having to go slightly above them. Other than the anchor locating experience I had an amazing time on this route. It's an awesome climb.
By Idaho Bob
From: McCall, ID
Apr 19, 2017
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

Added a sturdy quicklink to back up the two light aluminum rap rings on the anchor. Route is a little runout below the roof, but hands and feet are bomber.

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