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Man on Fire - 5.12b

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Alex Caitlin, Cindy Tolle, et al
gear and bolts, bolted belays. wires, doubles 1/2" - 3" cams, tri cams, #5 camalot
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Starts on the NE shoulder about 800' up and left above the wall's base at the terminus of a jungly ridge. Three bolts mark the start. Good info on AAJ, Alex Catlin, Cindy Tolle et al did FA. P1 climb past 3 bolts to a dihedral. P2 pass between two palm p4 traverse right around bolted arete/layback to grassy crack/belay p6 climb a seam and follow bolts right P8 (right of here is bolted bivy ledge) P9 past bolts to an overhanging crack and top of a pillar; another bivy P12 zigs out left past an arete then zags back right to the arete P14 climb left to a gully and ascend it, angling left to the top of a garden ledge with a bivy, fixed rope. From left end of ledge, begin climbing again at a small corner with oak trees; bolt 15' up. Climb crack until palms force you to the arete. Climb past rap anchors up to the ledge. P16 perfect crack to cool cave P17 climbs the arete to the left to a garden P18 climb right wall and finish by angling farther right thru hanging garden (Right of sling in tree) P19 way cool thin crack, highest part of hanging garden, bolt, fingers, fixed line P20, 21 follow arete to summit

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Go east from summit to saddle. You can stash packs and easily retrieve them from P19. To do so, walk west to the bags. Then follow the ridge east to the car...about an hour

Submitted by: sonso45 on 2006-12-02
Last Modified: 2011-07-15
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Route ID: 81013

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