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3 Feet From An Orgy - a.k.a. Fossil Fling S 
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Fossil Fuel 

YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c

Type:  Sport, 45'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
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Submitted By: Craig Childre on Feb 1, 2008

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Start on a chossy, plant ridden ramp. Hike to where the ramp meets with the wall and clip the first bolt. The lower easier crux comes right after the first bolt where you pull on some suspect looking rock and onto a fine ledge. From the ledge, you can clip the second bolt. The first two bolts are shared between The Relic and Fossil Fuel.

After the ledge, trend right up just less than vertical slab with some thin moves. Maximize the difficulty by avoiding the brushy ledge to the right. The upper section between the 5th & 6th bolts. Devious part is that the holds that look good aren't, and the great positive crimper is difficult to spot. Another Excellent route put up by Mike and Chris.


Second from the left. Shares a start with (1)


6-bolts, chain anchor. Good leavers on the chains as of 3-2-13.

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