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Whistling Sphincter 

YDS: 5.11c French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 24 British: E4 6a

Type:  TR, 1 pitch, 16'
Original:  YDS: 5.11c French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 24 British: E4 6a [details]
FA: Kevin Powell '83
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Submitted By: caughtinside on Apr 3, 2012

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BETA PHOTO: A closer look.


This is the thin crack on the summit block just right of the top of Uncle Fester. Pull the brutal thin moves to get established on real holds, then hang on and climb to the summit.


On the upper block just right of Uncle Fester.


Top rope

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By Howard
From: Costa Mesa, CA
Apr 29, 2015

My beta: start with right leg on higher ground on right side and left foot on very high sloping ledge to left. Right hand on obvious pod and left hand on microcrimp (which has now broken and is much worse). Work up to block (that follows the seam up) with very sharp one finger crimp on the block's upper right. First real hold is small left facing protruding flake. But next footholds to get you there are pretty awful to non-existent.

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