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Submitted By: David Evans on Apr 28, 2003
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Description 

This crag has a large dark brown patina patch that resembles Pangea (the proto continent) or maybe Australia. Below and attached to it is a dark brown patina slab with a perfect thin splitter arching up a faint rib in it's center. This crack is Asia Carrera, a 5.10b **.


Getting There 

See Randy's description for the Valley of the Kings. When you turn south from Rattlesnake and go up the boulder field look way up and left. If you approach from the vicinity of the Commissioner Buttress (The Great Commission) contour around into the Rattleshake boulder field and this formation is about 200 meters to the right of The Com. Butt. and just slightly higher. This is an OK alternate approach for the Valley of the Kings.


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Weather station 5.9 miles from here

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Nice crack, great varnish.

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