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L to R R to L Alpha
Air Conditioned T,TR 
Heat Wave a.k.a. Layback Crack T,TR 
Indian Head T,TR 
Little Wing T,TR 
Mantrap TR 
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Heat Wave a.k.a. Layback Crack 

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

Type:  Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 60'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
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Submitted By: Ian Harmon on Jul 25, 2006

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Climber on the left is on A/C, climber on the righ...


Follow the crack up and to the left. Continue up and to the right to the top. This route takes gear well at the bottom but pro is a little thin at the top, but still protects adequately. I thought the crux was figuring out the top.


This route is to the right of Air Conditioned. Look for a crack that curves up and left.


Standard rack. Standard top rope set up.

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By TKrosbakken
From: St. Paul, MN
May 28, 2009

i didnt think there was ever a crux it was solid 5.8 climbing from the first move to the top. great route. protects well on lead
By Eric Olson
Sep 22, 2012

45.396681 N, 92.653404° W (top)
By Greg E
May 10, 2014

The start of this route is tough. Especially with the dagger shaped rock at the base that is ready to impale you if you make a mistake. Thought this was much harder than Lost Ego.
By Gretchen Weber
Sep 2, 2015

Beginning of this route is crap-tastic for an 5.8 route (expect a 10b for the start). Once you get past that, it is a fun route.

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