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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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Route Summary | Ascent Notes (1)
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Guy Alsentzer
Rock (Trad)
3x#2s, 2x#1s, a selection of microcams and small TCUs
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.12a
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure (Not Rated)
  Rock Quality (Not Rated)
  Scenery (Not Rated)
  Fun Factor (Not Rated)


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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  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