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Parallel Passage - 5.9

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Standard Modern Trad Rack, heavy on small to medium cams.
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Begin on the Patio, about 40' right of Black Arch ArÍte, below a pair of cracks running about 8" to 12" apart up a steep face. These do not quite make it to the Patio, fading into seams below a tooth-shaped flake about 10' off the ground. Climb up to the tooth-shaped flake, then step up into the groove created by the two cracks. Ascend this (crux) until the climbing eases, then either a. continue up about ten feet and traverse right to anchors on the top of Plumb Line, b. climb straight up the corner/chimney on dirty rock to the top (oak tree rappel to the right), c. or (original line), climb left along a sweeping overhang/crack about 20' to a vertical crack breaking through the difficulties, going up this to top out at a dual-bolt anchor.

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Rappel, or walk off and around the cliff. Note that a 60 meter rope will barely reach the Patio from the bolt anchors.

Submitted by: jclimbs on 2010-04-17
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Route ID: 104362