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Welcome to Planet M.F. 

YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
Original:  YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: Marty Lewis & Kevin Calder, August 2003
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Submitted By: C Miller on Jul 3, 2007

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Description 

Climb the dike past some balancy sections to it's end, continue up a section of tricky face (crux) and finish in a 20' handcrack; lower-off from anchors.

Almost a sport route, but you'll most likely want a piece or two for the crack finish.

Location 

This, the left-most route on the wall lies just left of Mercury Landing and is easily identified as a right-slanting dike system.

Protection 

8 bolts, gear to 2.5", bolted anchors


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By J. Hickok
Nov 14, 2015
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

Little crunchy still... and I imagine it's seen a lot of ascents.

I think the 4 stars given in the guide are unwarranted... no question it is really fun but not a 4-star classic.
By kenr
Jul 25, 2017

I'd say the key deficit in quality is that the lower half in the dike is so much easier than the crux -- but very fun with lots of positive holds which are not sharp.
Otherwise, nice variety with the dike, the face crux, and the hand crack (try protecting with cams 1 - 2.5 inch).

Nice bonus of leading this route is the ability to set Top-Ropes on the interesting and varied route to its left (Fragile Blasphemer), and the thoughtful face-climbing route (Mercury Landing) directly underneath the two-bolts-with-mussy-hooks top anchor.
By Alistair Veitch
From: Mountain View, CA
Jul 26, 2017
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

Thought this was the best route on the wall: dike, face, crack, up the most obvious line.

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