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39 Steps 

YDS: 5.4 French: 4a Ewbanks: 12 UIAA: IV ZA: 10 British: VD 3c

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 40'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.5 French: 4b Ewbanks: 13 UIAA: IV+ ZA: 11 British: MS 4a [details]
FA: Maria Cranor & Charles Cole, 1983
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Submitted By: C Miller on Mar 7, 2007

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Description 

The route offers steep but positive climbing up the dike system with the added security of a wide crack/flare. Minimal protection is to be had, but the nature of the climb makes it feel secure. Gear belay and rap off bolts atop Rock Star/School Daze. Two stars out of five.


Location 

You'll find this short but enjoyable route on the south face about 30' right of Suffering Catfish. Look for a vertical dike system in the back of a chimney/flare.


Protection 

pro to 2.5"



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By Isaac T.
From: Rockville, MD
Jan 19, 2009

The bolt anchors are down and to the left, they are useless if you want to setup a TR. Out right of the dike, about 15 feet, there is a spot where you can get a few pieces in, but you'll need at least a 30 foot cordellete. No need to bring any gear for the route with you just a quick draw a hidden cam is permanently stuck.

By Bryan G
From: San Jose
Dec 17, 2009

Didn't see any fixed gear. Thin cams protect the crux.

By Isaac T.
From: Rockville, MD
Oct 15, 2010

guess the cam was not permanently stuck...