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Nice place to explore if the Main Wall is busy. Has A few nice routes in the 5.11-5.12 range. Generally good rock quality, though I'm sure if you looked, you could find some stuff easily pulled off.
From the base of Holy Crap on the Main Wall head up and left on a climber's trail that has gotten much nicer in the past year or two. After about two minutes you'll be at the base of a nice wall that, chances are, you would have ignored if you looked at it from Tick main.
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As I recall, the crux comes at a little above midway, where you have to negotiate a slight bulge with really crappy holds. Of course, I haven't been on this in a few years, so maybe those holds aren't as bad as I'm currently imagining. Regardless, this was really fun to tinker on, but I don't remember this being as good as its 5.11 neighbor to the left. ...[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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