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Big Dihedral T,TR 
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Brown Cloud ArÍte S,TR 
Bullet The Brown Cloud S 
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Iraqi Road T 
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Kid's Climb S,TR 
Killian's Dead T,TR 
Louise S,TR 
Louise Arete TR 
New River Gorge Homesick Blues S 
Of Sound Mind and Body T 
Old Roof Route aka Lemons, Limes, and Tangerines S,TR 
Pee Into the Wind T 
Pee on Dee S,TR 
Pee on Me T 
Protection From the Virus S,TR 
Punkin Puss & Mushmouse aka Bow of the Titanic S 
Retro-Crack T 
Right of Interface T 
Solo Route aka Life Raft TR 
Tenacious S,TR 
Thelma S,TR 
Thick Crust T 
Tiny Face T,TR 
Tiny Pillar TR 
Top Rope Face (aka Rising Passion) S,TR 
Unknown Crack T,TR 
Unknown Crack (Right of The Virus) T 
Unknown left of Left Slab T 
Unknown Route S 
Variation to The Virus T,S 
Virus, The S 
Volobee (aka Jolobee) S 
Wide Crack T,TR 
Windy Days S,TR 
Ypsilon T,TR 

Thick Crust 

YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 50'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
FA: unknown
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Submitted By: Randy Carmichael on Jul 21, 2002

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Description 

This wide crack is right of the Big Dihedral and left of The Virus. Climb up to a "cave" and then exit with some precarious "looking" moves. This climb has some fun finger jams and stems. At the top, you can traverse right and use the bolt anchors on The Virus. It is #6 in the topo =>


Protection 

Bring pro to 2" and several slings. No fixed anchor. Hubbel's said 4", but I never used it.



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Stemming the crust.
Stemming the crust.
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By Shawn Shannon
From: Everett, WA
Feb 1, 2006

Isn't the photo with this route meant for Lemons, Limes and Tangerines?

By Matt Miller
Nov 10, 2006

Yes, but the Beta photo is right. Does anybody else think the rating is too high? Killian's Dead (5.6) seemed harder.

By Matt Gates
From: Pinewood Springs, CO
Mar 19, 2007
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

No. 6 in the beta photo. Things get better upon exiting the "cave". Not a great climb, but not bad either.