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Ariana - 5.12a

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double cams to a 2.5 friend seemed helpful. Nothing larger than a #3 friend is needed.
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A spectacular grade IV route on the extreme left side of the Diamond--basically 5 feet away from the edge of the Obelisk corner, it seems even more exposed than your average Yellow Wall area route. Start just to the right of Pervertical. 5.11a face past 3 new bolts leads to some 5.10 crack climbing, and, after 200 feet, the top of the "Mitten" flake. (You can step left into Pervertical 1/2 way up in order to avoid a long section of vegetated crack). P2 climbs for 200 more feet of fun, juggy 5.9+ up the steep crack/corner system. P3 is the crux: climb up and step left (Pervertical's crux goes straight up here) into a thin, offset finger crack which can be liebacked. No move is 5.12 but a long stretch with no rests creates the requisite pump. After a rest, 5.11- climbing leads to a belay out right shared with Pervertical (100ft). P4 is an amazing, long lead up the 5.11c crack with mostly thin hands and fingers, to the beautiful Obelisk ledge. P5 follows the final 5.9 of Pervertical off the right end of the ledge, 150' to Table Ledge. Go right to the rappels or left to upper Kieners.

Submitted by: takeme on 2005-07-30
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Route ID: 38560

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Hang Dog Hang Dog ascent by: takeme on 2005-07-18 (View Climbing Log)

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Amazing route! Possibly my favorite Diamond route. Luna led the crux pitch in fine style and I managed to flash it on TR. I put everything I had into it, though, and about 1/2 way through leading the 5.11c pitch, I bonked and had to french free through the hardest sections. Still a great day though. Luna put on an awesome performance and onsighted the whole thing!

Witnessed by: Luna Kyly
Added: 2005-07-18