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Avant Cave T 
Avant Chain S 
Avant Savant T 
Avant Yvonne (aka Read my Flips) S 
Avanti T 
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Don't Touch Jessica's Crack TR 
Jane's Addiction S 
Jessica's Crack T 
Read My Lips T 
Shaking Hands with the Unemployed T 
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Shaking Hands with the Unemployed 

YDS: 5.10c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII ZA: 20 British: E2 5b R

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 40'
Original:  YDS: 5.10c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII ZA: 20 British: E2 5b R [details]
FA: Andy Brown and Jeff Rhoads, April 1987
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Submitted By: C Miller on Feb 28, 2013

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Power up a thin crack in the dark patina face and clip a bolt at the end of the crack, make some thin cruxy moves to reach another bolt and then run it to the top on grainy tan-colored rock to the top. Decent climbing on this but the poorly protected moves up high coupled with the old bolts make this route especially spine-tingling.

Perhaps it's best to toprope this route until the bolts get replaced.


Left of Jessica's Crack in the center of the face between Avant Chain and Don't Touch Jessica's Crack.


2 bolts (1/4"), gear to 1", 2 bolt anchor (3/8")

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