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Flakes of Bake T 
Flakes of Wrath (aka Arch Rival) T,S 
Focus T,S 
Gimme three steps... T,S 
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Kosmonauts 

YDS: 5.11b French: 6c Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E3 5c

   
Type:  Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 85'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11b French: 6c Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E3 5c [details]
FA: Paul Rothfeldt, Tim Snyder, Craig Berkley Feb 06
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Submitted By: gneiss pirate on Nov 26, 2007

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Description 

Climb the 5.8 wide crack to a stance behind the pedastel. Move up and left into the wide left leaning crack. A 4 and 4 1/2 camolot will protect the moves out of it. Exit the crack and move up and right to a bolt. Go straight up on sparse gear(tcus) and one more bolt to a run out 5.8 section. Step through this to reach a double bolt anchor. Either top out on the buttress or rap off on 2 ropes.

Location 

Starts right of Space Monkey.

Protection 

Mixed; gear and two bolts. Double-bolt anchor at the top.


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By wes calkins
Dec 17, 2012

Nice Job cleaning this one up. Really hard wide crack crux. Followed by a featured face. My rack for this route consists of full set of c3's, BD.3,BD.4,BD.5,BD2, 2 BD#3,BD4, and BD5. One thing I have been doing is firing the crux and belaying to avoid the somewhat dirty topout then traversing on a ledge to the left to get to the anchor above space monkey.