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Wilted Flower Children 

YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 70'
Original:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: Todd Swain, Allen Steck, Dick Erbst - 1989
Season: Year Round
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Submitted By: Eric Foltz on Jun 14, 2010  with updates from Jan Tarculas

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Climb the chimney 25' right of Popular Mechanics then the awkward hand crack above.


Route starts in the Chimney 25' right of Popular Mechanics


Gear to 2", rap anchor at top.

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By Joseph Stover
From: Batesville, AR
Jan 3, 2012
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

A red sewn sling up top was placed 1/1/2012 (by the party next to us), the older tied cord and two biners looked to still be in decent shape as well. You should see the anchor hanging over the edge of the rock; the configuration is two bolts plus two slings and two biners.

This route is good, worth doing. The lower section is fairly easy and can be sandy, but has some fun movement. The upper hand crack is a bit short but pretty tough and a worthwhile endeavor. I thought it was harder than popular mechanics to the left, but that's probably because of having novice jam technique.
By steverett
From: San Diego, CA
Mar 20, 2017
rating: 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

Did this route while waiting for another party on Popular Mechanics, and found it very enjoyable. Like it much better than Jack of Hearts. Worth doing if you are out there.

Expected the chimney down low to be dirty/crumbly but rock was clean the whole way. Rap slings on top.

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