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Pledge Allegiance - 5.10d

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Mike S. onsite 2001, (an ascent likely 2nd) Karsten Duncan 2002/2003
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Zero bolts at Moolack #00 to 4 with extras in large fist range for before and during crux long slings if you plan on slingshot top-roping after the lead. A ledge below the routes top has a tree that acts as a decent ending point to avoid a sharp top
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Climbers left of Compromising Positions, walking away from Pedestal Band the trail will turn downhill. During this downhill, at a large tree stance Pledge Crack runs dead horizontal away from its initial dirty wet crack system above the tree stance. This horizontal break is the routes cruxy low traverse, where botched gear or sequence may land the leader back to the trail. At the right apex of this horizontal section a tonsil like rock formation marks the end of the routes lower crux, as the crack widens and heads straight up from here. At this tonsil, taller climbers may find jams before and after tonsil transitioning thru crux. Shorter climbers, this may feel more like a boulder problem on edges crimps and minor foot ledges, leaving the wide crack at the horizontal section and re-linking moves away past the tonsil to the crack as it turns heavenward. Beyond the crux 5.7/5.8 climbing thru a left facing corner has stances for pro placing, stemming, and quality holds make for ease thru all positions. From the sub-summit ledge with tree- topping out is only conflicted by madrone brush.

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Pedestal/Lost Art anchor is almost visible from top of route and is a common rap line. The east edge walk-around is just as close.

Submitted by: ire510 on 2012-08-17
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Route ID: 112237