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This route is located in the Muir Valley at Practice Wall

A Happy Ending

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Another One Fights the Rust 5.9- (Mixed) *

First Ascent: Jared Hancock, Skip Wolfe, Mark Ryan, J.J. in 2005
Length: 35ft
Bolts/Gear: 1/Medium gear (report bad bolts/anchors)

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40-50 feet right of "Crescendo" is this slightly overhanging right leaning and right facing dihedral. The low crux is bolt protected. Finish by topping out on the ledge above. There may later be a longer bolted 2nd pitch that continues up the slabby face to the top of the cliff.
Moves: Dihedral
Descent: Rappel from anchors above the ledge.
Stays Dry:
Owner: Muir Valley

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J-Rock said on July 12th, 2005
To avoid rope drag it is probably best to belay the second climber from the top and then rappel down. Otherwise keep the rope out of the crack and have the belayer take a few steps back from the cliff to keep the rope feeding smoothly.
michaelarmand said on July 11th, 2011
Interesting climb, plan on getting dirty if you get on it.
DrRockso said on May 11th, 2017
1 pitch is a grime chosspile, the 2nd pitch which is easily linked is fun but dirty slab.