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The Struggle Within 5.11a ***

Protection - Mostly bolts with optional gear
to 3 inches

The 1st pitch is 5.11a, the 2nd is pitch 5.11a, and the 3rd pitch is 5.8. Start on the same bolted crack as Harvester of Sorrow but continue up the corner instead of going right. Above the initial crack, simple moves in the slabby corner lead to the stemming and face climbing crux. If you want to go multi-pitch, step left to a belay ledge 15 feet below the sport anchor. Above the belay ledge, climb the slightly overhanging face crack to a wildly exposed face climbing finish on perfect rock. An easier finish ignores the last bolt and solos the final 30 feet (5.8) to the anchor. The third pitch (5.8) climbs the right side of the low angled arÍte to a large belay ledge. This route has some loose rock, runouts on easy sections, and climbing with an exposed position. Above the first pitch, this is not an average sport route. Rappel the route with a 60-meter rope.
[Description by Ryan Lawson]

First free ascent - Ryan Lawson & Thomas Emde,
April 15, 2001

 

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