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YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b

Type:  Trad, 40'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: Galen Kirkwood, Bob Van Belle, Mike Paul, 1976
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Submitted By: mschlocker on Jan 20, 2008

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Intense. The first piece of gear is small but solid. Once you build the confidence to lead past it, many aggressive moves up thin hands and slippery feet lead you through a good undercling up a thinning finger crack.


Starts from the ledge above Empathy.


Very small to 1", 1 bolt. Aliens useful. Rap anchor.

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Rock Climbing Photo: Sympathy - Galen Kirkwood on the FA
Sympathy - Galen Kirkwood on the FA

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By T.J. Esposito
From: San Diego, CA
Aug 13, 2011

The first move (well, first protected move) is thought provoking and for me, the physical crux. The rest is trying to balance and slot gear but a bolt precedes the really little C3 placements.

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