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Moving into the crux of the route.
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By Amy Jordan
May 6, 2009
That's funny, Jason, I actually thought it was an extremely short-person-friendly route. There's a magic high step at the crux.
By Jason Halladay
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From: Los Alamos, NM
May 6, 2009
Ha! Allison was extremely impressed watching you go through the crux. It is a high step which could be tougher for tall folks but I can reach those holds up and right a bit easier. Hmmm...
By Daniel Trugman
From: Los Alamos, NM / Stanford, CA
May 6, 2009
For me the worst part is getting my elbow caught under my knee with the high-step. Do you guys have this problem ever? I'm of average (male) height - like 5'10".
By Amy Jordan
May 7, 2009
Elbow under knee?? I can't picture it! :) I didn't have that problem at all. Maybe the route is hardest for normal-heighted folks who can neither get the high step easily nor reach the holds. (I'm 5'2".)
By Daniel Trugman
From: Los Alamos, NM / Stanford, CA
May 7, 2009
So roughly what happens is that my right and left hand are both where Jason's are in this photo, I high step right and move the left up and right a little too. I have to bend my right arm really awkwardly to get it past my knee to start the long reach. Looks super goofy. I probably need to change my sequence...

Edit: Elbow-under-the-knee problem solved (just needed to move the hand in question to a different hold, duh).
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Moving into the crux of the route.

Submitted By: Jason Halladay on Apr 25, 2009
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Monsterpiece Theatre (5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a )
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