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Mr. Clean - 5.11a

Average Rating = 5.00/5 Average Rating : 5.00 out of 5
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Emphasis on thin hand to hand sized cams, lots of them. Bring up to a #4 if you plan on going to the
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.11a
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 5.00/5
  Rock Quality 5.00/5
  Scenery 5.00/5
  Fun Factor 4.00/5

Description:

A very good hand crack on the west face... pretty soft for the grade. Take the West Face Approach, the climb is three cracks left of Tulgey Wood. Pitch 1 (40 ft. 5.7) Climb the wide crack to the hanging belay at a secure bolt anchor, 10 ft below a small roof. The first two pitches can be combined. Pitch 2 (160ft, 5.11a) Continue up the crack. Turning the small roof is the technical crux of the pitch and is well protected with small stoppers (#3-#5) and the smallest TCU's. The amazing crack above is finger to hand size and offers secure jams, excellent protection and only one true rest, which is a small ledge off to the right, about halfway up. The hanging belay is from a secure, chained, 2 bolt anchor. Most people rap here. Pitch 3. (150 ft.,5.10a) Continue up the crack on hand jams, similar to the 2nd pitch.There is a short but tricky off-width section, up high, so be sure to have a larger piece for protection. Your efforts will get you to the spacious West Face Ledge. This pitch has many more face holds than the second pitch. Tie in to the Big Bolt anchor. Continue via McCarthy West Face.

Submitted by: g on 2006-08-22
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Route ID: 46409

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.11a
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: stevecurtis on 2012-10-02 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Lots of pain

The opening moves are hardest, then its a pain fest. Nuts low, cams high

Added: 2012-10-02

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  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
Onsight Onsight ascent by: jackflash on 2010-07-01 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Awesome

Sustained. I don't know where the crux was, but I know my right foot hated me. Linked first two pitches, nearly 70m of climbing. Placed 16 pieces.

Added: 2010-07-04

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.11a
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Red Point Red Point ascent by: pt on 2006-09-09 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars ^

One of the best pitches I've done at the tower.

Added: 2007-09-09

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Hang Dog Hang Dog ascent by: sexdrum on 2005-09-01 (View Climbing Log)

0 out of 5 stars Ascent Note

Sustained, Damn Tough

Added: 2005-09-01

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Onsight Onsight ascent by: jcinco on 2002-09-01 (View Climbing Log)

0 out of 5 stars Ascent Note

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Added: 2002-09-01

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