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A fun, deceptive line that starts up a left-to-right upward sloping ramp/crack and then proceeds up a smooth face.
Start to the left of the first bolt and make a couple of tenuous moves with slippery footholds and slopey hands and get established on the ramp. Make fun, balancy moves up and to the right until it's time to start up the face above.
Using inobvious moves get moving upward with a strenuous move or two, and continue moving between the bigger holds.
The second-from-the-left bolted line on the west side. Follows a ramp/crack for the first few bolts.
5 bolts, chain anchors, shared with route to right (The Contortionist).
John Ross at the awkward, balancy part.
|Comments on Beamer's Claw
From: centerville, utah
Jul 22, 2009
rating: 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b
This is a highly unusual climb. After a challenging no feet grunt to the first bolt you traverse right using a huge crack at your knees with your feet on a ramp. You scoot up the crack balancing up the best you can then start to face climb up higher. I really liked it. Again, the sliperryosity of the rock brings a whole new dimension to AF climbing.