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L to R R to L Alpha
All The Way T 
Angle of the Dangle T 
Assume the Position T,TR 
Beginning, The T,TR 
Birch Tree Crack T,TR 
Blow-up T,TR 
Chimney's End T,TR 
Condolences T 
Congratulations T,TR 
Creation Crack T 
D.L.F.A T 
Dog, The TR 
Dyslexia TR 
End Of The End, The TR 
End, The T,TR 
Evelyn Bites The Crust TR 
F4 Ledges T 
Flake Route T,TR 
Golden Ledges T 
Hourglass T,TR 
Hourglass Direct TR 
Ironmongers T 
Ironmongers Super Direct T,TR 
Lethe T 
Lower Diagonal T,TR 
Modern Art TR 
Pedestal, The T,TR 
Pete's Lament TR 
Pine Box T 
Rich and Famous TR 
Sometime Crack T,TR 
Sometime Direct T 
Sometimes Left Side TR 
Sometimes Right T 
Stretcher, The TR 
Sweatshop T,TR 
Upper Diagonal T,TR 
Welfare Line TR 
Unsorted Routes:

Assume the Position 

YDS: 5.12b French: 7b Ewbanks: 26 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 26 British: E5 6b

Type:  Trad, TR, 40'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.12b French: 7b Ewbanks: 26 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 26 British: E5 6b [details]
FA: Old School
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Submitted By: Tradoholic on Apr 12, 2012

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BETA PHOTO: Start here.


Surprised this isn't added already. How many times have I walked past this? Probably 1000. Great moves with three distinct cruxs. End with the layback crux of Rich and Famous.


Just left of Congratulations. Traverse in from the left to get your hand into a pod and wind up for the first dead point crux. Then angle up and left into Rich and Famous.


Some gear in the horizontals, ripe for a lead if it hasn't already.

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Rock Climbing Photo: First crux.
BETA PHOTO: First crux.
Rock Climbing Photo: Middle crux.
Middle crux.

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By Steve Sangdahl
From: eldo sprngs,co
Apr 12, 2012

First top roped by Ralph ├╝ber Schimdt. Early 80,s. At least that's what I remember
By Tradoholic
Apr 15, 2012

I tried to lead this yesterday. First piece is a solid green c3 in the first horizontal to protect the dead point. Serious decking potential while placing the next pieces in the next horizontal. There I got a #2 Ballnut and a #1 WC nut but the nut will fly out if pulled to the left or the right. To the right of the nut goes the BallNut but when I placed it ball up and took on it it started to slide, ball down looked better. Above that is another #2 ball nut in a bad upward horizontal position after doing the layback crux, not sure if it would take a fall but is probably ok to hang on, the climbing is much easier there however. Probably will be X rated.

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