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Out of Sight S 
Plague of Pestilence S 
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Gnosis 

YDS: 5.11d French: 7a Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII ZA: 25 British: E5 6a

   
Type:  Sport, 45'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11d French: 7a Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII ZA: 25 British: E5 6a [details]
FA: William Penner sometime in 2008 or 2009
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Williampenner on Sep 20, 2011

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Description 

Thin crack to challenging short section, easing off to the top. Super fun climbing.

Location 

Begin at obvious crack.

Protection 

5 QDs to a 2-bolt anchor


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By Daniel Trugman
From: Los Alamos, NM / Stanford, CA
Sep 24, 2011
rating: 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a

Is this the middle-left or middle-right climb at the crag? I climbed both (along with the far left one) today, and they both kind of fit the description, though the middle-left has 5 bolts and the middle-right has 7 bolts.

All three are great climbs! Thanks for your hard work on the route development!
By Williampenner
From: The 505
Sep 24, 2011

Gnosis is middle left. I will revise to reflect the correct bolt count. It has been a couple years since I was at this wall.

What rating did you think both Gnosis (middle left) and Cryptonomicon (middle right) were? Cryptonomicon is deceptively hard and Gnosis is really hard for a little while as well. Glad you liked them.

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By Daniel Trugman
From: Los Alamos, NM / Stanford, CA
Sep 24, 2011
rating: 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a

Great, thanks for the info! I thought Gnosis was a bit easier than Cryptonomicon, maybe 5.11d and 5.12a? But my partner thought it was the other way around, 5.12a and 5.11d. As you say, Cryptonomicon is really tough to read, so maybe it's more deceptive than hard? Anyway, both are super fun, but I think I liked Dissimulation best of all. Really wild climbing.
By Jason Halladay
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From: Los Alamos, NM
Sep 25, 2011
rating: 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a

Indeed, thanks for putting up these routes, William. Daniel and I had a great time climbing a few of them and look forward to going back. The rock is really good and the routes are varied and challenging. My crack climbing skills are sub-par so I found Gnosis more difficult than Cryptonomicon. It'll be fun to work on Gnosis.
By George Perkins
From: Los Alamos, NM
Feb 8, 2014
rating: 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a

Bring a #0.5 camalot or a stick clip to protect the hard start.