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First Fall

This route is located in the Muir Valley at The Sanctuary

The "end" of the crag

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Conquistador of the Crumbly (a.k.a. S-crack) 5.10+ (Mixed) *

First Ascent: Jared Hancock, Karla Carandang in 2005
Length: 75ft
Bolts/Gear: 2/ (report bad bolts/anchors)

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Improvise a start to reach the high first bolt. Surpass the bolted bulge then crack climb to a bolt protected traverse. Follow the curving finger/hand/fist crack to a set of anchors inside a high hueco. A good route for climbers wishing to work on their "lead head".
Descent: Ring Anchors in hueco
Stays Dry: Light rain
Owner: Muir Valley

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J-Rock said on April 6th, 2005
Not for the timid trad leader. Those who enjoy desert sandstone might like the feel of this route.
J-Rock said on April 13th, 2005
Please do not disturb the wild columbines near the base of this route.
Dmack said on October 14th, 2012
Isnt this thing to the left of Blue Collar?? Just right of Cruxifiction?
DrRockso said on March 24th, 2017
Should be under the Inner Sanctum.