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Hand Me Down, The T 
Hari-Kiri T 
Into the Fire T 
King Tut's Tomb T 
Kung Pao Chicken T 
Manana T 
Mantra T 
Mental Block T 
Pharaoh's Beard, Regular Route T 
Post Tramatic Climbing Disorder T 
Sceptor, The T 
Sphinxter, The T 
Spiderman T 
Tilted Mitten, Left Side T 
Tilted Mitten, Right Side T 
Vanishing Point T 
Whiskers T 
Ying-Yang T 

The Sphinxter 

YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: Galen Rowell and Ben Borrson - 1968
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Submitted By: Osprey Overhang on Nov 30, 2009

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Description 

This doesn't even look like a climb from the ground, but it is. Many locals break a sweat on this one even in cool weather. The crux is the offwidth above an old bolt. Backside to the wall and just squeeze and wiggle your way to the top.

Location 

This route is slightly down hill and past the Ying-Yang/Hari-Kiri climbs. Look for the only climb that could reasonably be called the Sphinxter.

Protection 

Large gear to 6 inches.


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