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Low Exposure

This route is located in the Muir Valley at Practice Wall

Slither and Squeeze

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Short and Sweet 5.7 (Trad) **

First Ascent: Mark and Kate Calder in 2004
Length: 20ft
Gear: (report bad anchors)

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This short left-facing dihedral is just right of Low Exposure.
Descent: 2 bolt anchor
Stays Dry:
Owner: Muir Valley

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Submitted by: ray
Date: Dec 18th, 2005


Anonymous said on November 23rd, 2004
The tree from which one is to rap is only about 2" in diameter at best. Walk 15' to the right and down climb the short 5.1 route or walk off to the left if you don't mind 4 extra minutes of bush whacking.
J-Rock said on July 5th, 2005
This route now has a two bolt anchor above the ledge to the left.
Buzz said on April 6th, 2008
Great place to practice placing pro gear. Can get your #4 Camalot in a the bottom of the wide crack at the top.
Dman said on December 30th, 2008
nice lil crack
agentWTF said on May 2nd, 2009
This crack eats stoppers. There's a #2 stuck 3/4s of the way up the crack.
pigsteak said on May 4th, 2009
3/4 of the way up? That means you can still reach it from the ground.
Anonymous said on May 4th, 2009
I'm fairly sure a #2 stopper is not rated for free climbing. If the person who got that one stuck is new to trad leading they should be made aware of this. Not cool to use direct aid only gear when free climbing.
pigsteak said on May 5th, 2009
maybe they were aid climbing this monolith. I saw a portaledge set up at the base.
agentWTF said on August 2nd, 2009
You mean this isn't Yosemite big wall climbing? In that case, if you guys find my haul bag on this route, please PM.
agentWTF said on August 2nd, 2009
You mean this isn't Yosemite big wall climbing? In that case, if you guys find my haul bag on this route, please PM.
weber said on May 4th, 2014
WARNING: Over the past ten years, three novices, practicing placing trad gear in the thin, shallow crack in this dihedral have had their gear unzip when they took a fall. Two were littered out with serious injuries. This is not a good place for beginning trad leaders to practice plugging in gear unless they are on mock leads with a second belay rope. The crack takes small gear, expertly placed at short intervals. And most importantly, a bi-directional (opposed pieces) anchor at the start is a MUST to prevent the higher gear from zippering out.