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The Amphitheater
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2nd Pinnacle, NW Corner T 
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Direct West Bench [formerly listed as variation] T 
Diversion T 
East Bench Dihedral T 
Finger Crack (onT-Zero) T,TR 
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Left Variation (1st pinnacle) T 
Macropsychotic T 
McCrumm's Crack (1st Pinnacle) T 
North Face of the West Bench (2nd Pinnacle) T 
Northeast Chimney T 
Now and Zen T,TR 
Outside East Face T 
P.S. I'm Blonde T,S 
Pizza Pie Crack T 
Red Gully, The T,TR 
Red Wall aka Raptors in Cellophane S,TR 
Roof (2nd Pinnacle E. Face) TR 
Second Pinnacle East Face T 
Second Pinnacle South Face T 
Shortcut T 
Siberian North Face T,S 
Slot [formerly listed at Direct West Bench] T 
South Face Direct (1st Pinnacle) TR 
South Face Left (1st Pinnacle) T,TR 
South Rib (2nd Pinnacle) T 
Southeast Arete (1st pinnacle) T 
Standard Inside East Face T 
T-Zero West Face T 
Tyrolean Traverse TR 
West Bench Dihedral T,TR 
West Face (of T-Zero) T,TR 

Direct West Bench [formerly listed as variation] 

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

   
Type:  Trad
Consensus:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
FA: unknown
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Submitted By: Guy H. on Mar 7, 2001

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  • Description 

    Start up and right from the "Slot" route at some finger cracks. Follow these to a overlap and lieback the L.F. dihedral to a ledge. Instead of following the finger crack on the right, face climb to left crack. Make one hard move and follow the thin crack to the top. This move is wee bit easier if you are tall.

    Protection 

    SR to 2.5 inches


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    By Merlin
    From: Grand Junction
    Mar 15, 2007
    rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

    To make the finger crack (after the little roof below) starting move a bit easier for shorter climbers look for a pocket about 6 + feet up and jam a red Alien into it. Then step up on positive feet hold using a finger lock in the crack. This first move felt really easy once I had pro in over my head.