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Thanks to my amazing sponsors: Arcteryx, CAMP-USA, SCARPA, Sterling Ropes, the AAC and WIndX-treme
The first pitch (yes, there are two with a short traverse in between them). It was a little bit dirty and really soft at the bottom, but it cleaned up after the initial attempt. You could say that the belayer needed a helmet on and had to be ready to run from exploding and falling rock! It takes gear to 3 inches and has hand jams with a few finger locks. Nothing spectacular, but it gets you to the money pitch. you rap off a tree and it goes at 5.9.
I really wanted this roof section to be .75's cause they are really hard for me but, it was nice to have cruiser big hands to deal with rather than a 13+ crux of impossible .75 inch jamming.
Thanks to Ben and Mayan for the help and willingness to entertain my new routing fever!
Here Mayan is getting ready to check out the big hands roof.