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OZ and Gram's Traverse
The dihedral pitch is definitely among the best in Tuolumne (maybe my second favorite after p2 of Blue's Riff). The bolting on the 10d face is excessive and takes some of the excitement out of the route. Not to mention it just doesn't make sense for the first pitch to have a R rating and the second to be a sport climb. The first pitch of the Gram Traverse is the crux of the route. It's awkward and burly and difficult to see the gear you place. The final pitch has a lot of rope drag at the end. Might be better to either do the traverse in 3 pitches, or climb past the bolts and build a gear anchor somewhere (ie, extend the first pitch of Gram and shorten the second). All around superb climb. Great climbing, great exposure, striking line.