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Immaculate Deception

This route is located in the Muir Valley at The Sanctuary


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Dirty Old Men 5.8+ (Trad) ***

First Ascent: Tom Kwasny, Brad Truax in 2004
Length: 80ft
Gear: Large gear (report bad anchors)

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Right facing dihedral located right around the corner and uphill from Immaculate Deception. Climb a wide handcrack to a slot. Lieback and jam to an offwidth. Slither up the offwidth to a good stance. Jam to a large ledge and belay. Traverse the ledge left around a corner to anchors. 90 foot rap!
Moves: Wide Crack or Offwidth
Descent: Ring anchors
Stays Dry: Does not stay dry
Owner: Muir Valley

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Submitted by: ray
Date: Dec 19th, 2005


J-Rock said on August 25th, 2004
This route has been cleaned by the first ascentionist and now looks great!
mojohand said on September 27th, 2008
Cool old school route- at one with the spider-filled chimney. Fun, fun, fun. But what's up with the anchors? Last Labor Day we found 2 bolts with hangers only - no chains, no links. I left 2 biners to get down.
Texas Pete said on October 5th, 2008
The "anchors" were not installed for this route. They were installed to access the face below them to put in another route. Someone must have stolen the biners that were left there previously. Did it make you feel good when you did that?