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Penitentiary Wall
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L to R R to L Alpha
Cell Life T,TR 
Climb and Punishment T,TR 
Climbs and Misdemeanors TR 
County Lockup T 
Deception TR 
Jack the Ripper T,TR 
Jailbait T 
Life Sentence T,TR 
Minimum Security T,TR 
Possession T 
Rehabilitation T 
Repeat Offender T 
S&M / B&D T 
Speed is of the Essence T 
Sticky Zipper T 
Tax Evasion T 
Three Strikes T 


YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a X

Type:  TR, 1 pitch, 70'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.8+ French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: Mark Bennett, Gary Olsen 1985
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Submitted By: Nathan Fisher on Jun 26, 2001

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BETA PHOTO: 1) Rehabilitation 2) Deception 3) Life Sentence...


This climbs the right arete on the left-most slab. This slab also has Rehabilitation on it. This is a fun friction climb that stays either on the arete or just left of it.


This climb lacks protection and since it shares the top of the flake with Rehabilitation, toproping is a safe option.

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Rock Climbing Photo: Nathan on a divine ascent.
Nathan on a divine ascent.

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By Brian B Ballard
From: Laramie, WY
Jun 14, 2009
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c X

East slab start 5.5-5.6 and then a wonderful layback arete sequence with thin feet starts hard with an optional break a few moves up. Very Fun! Felt easier than leading rehabilitation.

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