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Country Corner T 
Crack Of Senility T 
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Jaws T 
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Maniacal Depression T 
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Mme. LeBois' Troubled Lunge T 
Old Town T 
Philidelphia Story, The T 
Pipe Dreams T 
Precipice Ledges T 
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Return to Forever T 
Rusticator T 
Scaramouche Arete S 
Sea Gypsy T 
Space Between T 
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Story of O T 
Sweet Surrender T 
Trotsky T 
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Wafer Step T 
Wet Lithuanian T 
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Crack Of Senility 

YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 60'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
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Submitted By: Barrett Stetson on Jul 18, 2011

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BETA PHOTO: Beginning of the route.


Starts as a hand/fist sized crack that can be jammed and gets progressively larger as it goes up (i.e. you can practically get inside the thing). After getting to a nice ledge walk up left to bolted anchor, but you may want to add a directional for your second first. If you like offwidths you might enjoy this, otherwise you might hate it.


In Precipice Right (i.e. up the Granite Stairs). To the right of a large roof (see Bartelby), locate a fist sized crack.


Probably want some large gear, the guidebook says #3, I used up to a #4. 2 bolt anchor at top shared with Bartelby and Sweet Surrender.

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By Avi Katz
Jun 19, 2013

I placed 2 C4 #3's, 1 #1, 1 #2, a small nut, and walked a #4 a few feet. Not bad if you have some offwidth technique. Harder if you don't use the crack. Could use some serious gardening at the base.
By gblauer
From: Wayne, PA
May 27, 2015

I used a 4 and a 5, glad I had them. Very fun climb.
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