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Buttress of Cracks - Left Side
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Captain Hook T 
Double Exposure T 
Double Exposure Direct T 
Frustration T 
Ham Sandwich T 
Hernia - Direct Finish T 
Hernia, The T 
Insomnia T 
Pass Time T 
Pirate, The T 
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Sword of Damocles T 
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Winter Solstice T 


YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 150'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: Pat Callis and Lee Harrell, March 1968
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Submitted By: Roger Linfield on Jan 25, 2006  with updates from Keith Leaman

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Andrew jugging up the top of Frustration.


This route follows the second crack system to the right of the Captain Hook chimney. There is a crux jam move near the start, a 5.9 move 40 feet up, and and easy chimney above. The quality of the climbing is so-so. To descend, walk right to a tree and rappel 160' to the ground.


standard rack

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Climb the double cracks to start.
BETA PHOTO: Climb the double cracks to start.
Toying with the crux low down. 1986
Toying with the crux low down. 1986

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By Ryan Huetter
From: Mammoth Lakes, CA
Mar 23, 2007

Actually, going against what the above route description says, this route is pretty damn fun. You get a little bit of everything from stemming to liebacking to face climbing. Stay left of the wide wormhole chimney- either run it out or lean back in to place gear intermittently.
And there is now a 3 bolt rap station for both this climb and for Pass Time to the left of it.
By Darshan Ahluwalia
From: Petaluma, CA
Mar 25, 2007

This route is pretty fun.
By Bill Olszewski
From: Colorado Springs, CO
Jul 25, 2007

The crux is stellar but I thought the chimney was awkward and strenuous. Decent climb overall.
By Tradoholic
Mar 25, 2013
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

Just before entering the wide chimney I went left and laybacked the flake on the left, much easier I think but run-out a bit.
By Keith Leaman
Aug 7, 2014

FYI ~ It was Pat Callis, Lee (not Larry) Harrell who did the FA in 1968. Paul Gleason and I followed as two teams of two. See my comment under Pass Time.
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