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Asymptote S 
Cunning Linguist TR 
Malnourished S 
Meltdown S 
Mickey B Way T 
Sidewinder T 
Sunset Arete TR 
True Summit Direct S 
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Vertigo T,S 


YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c

Type:  Sport, 40'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c [details]
FA: Aaron Stireman
New Route: Yes
Page Views: 1,214
Submitted By: Internet Hardman on Jun 20, 2011

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Quality route that gets you to the highest point on the peak. Very satisfying.
Route is cleaned up well.
Crux is between bolts 2 and 3.

Favorite Route...Ever.


True Summit Block, right of Meltdown.
Climb the slab on the right, undercling, and lean out to make your first clip.


New 5th bolt as of 6-10-12 above the crux - 5 Bolts

New anchor with rap rings at the top.

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Right under the new anchors
BETA PHOTO: Right under the new anchors
Toppin' out. Highest one on the sisters : D!!
Toppin' out. Highest one on the sisters : D!!

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By John Knight
Mar 30, 2015

This route has a fantastic position and leads to the highest point on the Peak. I worked it off an on for a year with a couple partners and rated it between 5.10b and 5.10c. Then one day while I was working out the moves, a key foothold broke off an it suddenly jumped to 5.11! As I worked and cleaned the route it continued to evolve. Some days a new crimper would appear and the route would get easier. Other days, a hold would snap and it would get harder. It's a lot like the rock to the right of Flakes to Fresno on the Hikers Summit. When it finally jumped to 5.11 I gave up and Aaron picked up the torch. Have not been back but I suspect it will continue to "settle" a bit. Please get out and climb it and let us know where it lands. If nothing else, it's a great photo op!
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