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Curving Vine - 5.11a

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This is an excellent route that is not as popular as other Yellow Wall lines. On a weekend it may well be the only line open from Yellow Wall left. Start just left of D7 in a similar left-facing corner. The start is 10+ and borderline "R", with tricky rps and micro cams for pro. Continue in the crack for a long pitch and traverse left to a sloping belay with 2 bolts. P2 ascends the large detached flake (fun 5.8), then continues up the shallow corner above. Make super fun 5.10 face moves up and left past pitons to a somewhat manky fixed belay. P3 continues up, taking the right-most crack for the 5.11a crux. P4 heads up and soon hand-traverses left to the shared belay atop the crux pitches of Pervertical and Ariana. P5 &6 finish on either Ariana (the original line) or Pervertical (the most popular option).

Submitted by: takeme on 2005-09-01
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Route ID: 69303

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Hang Dog Hang Dog ascent by: takeme on 2005-08-20 (View Climbing Log)

0 out of 5 stars Ascent Note

Our intention was to climb the Obelisk, but Pervertical was clogged with traffic. Partway up the crux pitch we traversed left into the upper part of Pervertical's 3rd pitch and attempted to get over to the Obelisk, only to find a party just starting up it. So, we finished on Pervertical, and then the 5.11c pitch of Ariana (which was actually first ascended as Curving Vine). The first 2.5 pitches are very high quality and I would like to come back and do the whole crux pitch someday, although the link-up we did was also great.

Witnessed by: Steve Su
Added: 2005-08-20