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Simple and Independent Minds (5.12 C2) - 5.12a

Average Rating = 4.00/5 Average Rating : 4.00 out of 5
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Guy Alsentzer
Rock (Trad)
PG13
1
3x#2s, 2x#1s, a selection of microcams and small TCUs
50
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.12a
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure (Not Rated)
  Rock Quality (Not Rated)
  Scenery (Not Rated)
  Fun Factor (Not Rated)

Description:

At the right side of the cave @ Deer Leap's Right End is a wildly overhanging crack with a fixed RURP (and broken cable) at its bottom. The crack goes from incipient and uber-small to off-width at the top. Insecure in first half and awkward in second half. Solid 5.12 climbing (i.e. bouldering on a rope) with two points of aid - both in the first 30' - gets you an ascent. FA: 5.12 C2, Guy Alsentzer 8/17/2010 NOTE: If someone replaces the broken RURP at the start it would be a ton less heady.

Descent Options:

Once over the lip look for the bolt up and right to rap or continue up and left to Coming Home's anchors.

Submitted by: gaalsent on 2010-08-18
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Route ID: 106161

1 Ascent Recorded

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.12a
  Safety Rating PG13
Red Point Red Point ascent by: gaalsent on 2010-08-17 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars FA

Hard and sustained overhanging crack. My upper limit. Let me know what you think if you jump on it.

Added: 2010-08-18