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Big Love T,S 
Crystal Ether T 
Derezzed T 
Exacerbation S,TR 
Great Expectations T 
Marc's Mixup T,S 
Men Giving Birth T 
Midget Love S 
Murder in the Dark S 
Pin Setter T 
Raoul Silva S 
Rapidfire T 
Skyfall S 
Tattle Tales S 
Twilight Sparkle T 
Vertebrae S 
Where in The World Is Carmen Pellegrino? S 
Wisecrack T 


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

Type:  Sport, 75'
Original:  YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: Mike Crapo, Jason Crapo 2014
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Dru on Jun 9, 2014

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Climb the bolted arete left of Crystal Ether and right of Wisecrack to a chain station on the ledge 25 m off the ground. A potential continuation up the arete above the station will be much, much harder.

Steady climbing with two balancy cruxes, foot work dependent. The grade may change a bit over time as some of the hand holds use grainy flakes.


Single rope gets you down. Lowering will put you at the base of Rapidfire, well to the left.


10 bolts, rap chain and ring station at top.

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By michael crapo
From: mission b.c.
Jun 18, 2014

Now that you can get to this station with a set of draws, hopefully the 3 crack lines will stay clean! Please avoid top roping off the ring. Use your own gear if possible, and lower or rap off. Thanx!

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