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Iron Curtain

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Iron Curtain 

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Submitted By: Rough on Oct 6, 2012
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BETA PHOTO: approaching Iron Curtain area


This area features a small concave curve in the wall below the largest and tallest section of the cliff. The routes here climb well featured rock on pockets, cobbles, and ripples. Due to the angle of the hill, it is hard to get a good grasp of the climbing here. However once you pull onto the wall, you will realize that what appear to be slabbier below is much steeper than it looks. The pillar containing Big Red Button is a great example. The original thought was that Big would be a "5.6 warm up". A far cry from the truth when after it was bolted it checked in at a much stiffer 5.11b.

Getting There 

Aim for the obvious recess just below mid-level of the crag.

12 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',8],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Iron Curtain:
Standard Issue   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b     Sport, 80'   
Aloha Patrol   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c     Sport, 4 pitches, 300'   
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Aaron Rough on the FA of White Flag.

White Flag 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c  CA : SF Bay Area : ... : Iron Curtain
Start up the ramp then have fun over the steeper hanging wall above. Gets a bit crimpy at the crux. Can be used as a starting 1st pitch to Aloha Patrol....[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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