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Cedar Rock - Main Wall
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Adultery T 
Birthday Bash T 
Caught Up in the Air T 
Caught up in the Air Direct T 
Cedar Blossom T 
Cedar Pie T 
Common Ground T 
Details at Ten T 
Ex-squeeze Me T 
Ghouls Just Wanna Have Fun T,S 
Happy Camper S 
Happy Ending T,S 
I wanna be sedated T,S 
LeMenestrel Cramps T 
Margin of Error T,S 
New Creature T 
Off The Cuff T 
Oh! Mr. Friction T 
Orangutan Flake T 
Passion and Warfare T,S 
Pawing the Void S 
Petrified Cedar T 
Polliwog T 
Rawhide Arch T 
Sibling Revelry T 
Smoke Hole Weiners T 
Spirit Stick T,S 
Stockings On The Mantle T 
Tadpole Direct T 
Toads Are Us T 
Two In Agreement T 
Unknown 5.5 T 
unknown 5.9- T,S 
Wild Ginger Root T 
Wyoming Dick T 

Spirit Stick 

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

   
Type:  Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 90'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11d French: 7a Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII ZA: 25 British: E5 6a [details]
FA: Frost Walker, Phil Hoffmann, Jan 20, 2013
New Route: Yes
Season: Fall, Winter, Spring
Page Views: 295
Submitted By: Phoffmann on Jan 22, 2013

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Description 

Excellent thin face climbing that keeps you on your toes the whole time.
Between Surfing w/ the Alien and Glass Dancer.
Start in the obvious weakness in the middle of the face.
Moderate climbing past ample gear leads to a bolt.
Climb past the bolt to an overlap with a crucial orange TCU. Pull the overlap to a bolt and ease past a tech thin face passing two more bolts. Climb into the steep headwall and traverse hard right to amazing edges and another bolt. Get awesome past this bolt and carefully climb to a two bolt anchor.
Offset Master Cams to 1' are very helpful.
5.11d. 90"
Descent. Lower off.

Location 

Where the trail meets the base of the cliff, two routes right of Pawing the Void, b/w Surfing w/ the Alien and Glass Dancer.

Protection 

6 bolts and gear to 1'. Offset Master Cams are particularly helpful to 1'. A #6-7 stopper is nice to have as well.


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By nbrown
From: western NC
Feb 9, 2013

Did this route again today and wanted to say that it's a super fun route. The rock has much better friction than that of the neighboring routes. Also, after the 2nd bolt it's all bolts to the top, so leave the gear behind (you'll be thankful you did up in the bulge). The finish is cool and not quite as spicy as it appears.