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Crouching Tiger

This route is located in the Lower Gorge Region at Pistol Ridge

Double Helix

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Armed 5.10b (Trad) **

First Ascent: Erik Farley, Elke Breitbach in 1992
Length: 55ft
Gear: (report bad anchors)

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Hike left past the pinnacle near where the trail meets the cliff, through a boulder field, down a hill, then back up the hill towards the cliff. When the trail meets the cliff again, walk to the left and look for an obvious hueco in the wall about 5 feet up. This route climbs to the hueco then continues up through the crack to some anchors.
Descent: Rap anchors
Stays Dry: Does not stay dry
Owner: NFS

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2.38 stars (8 votes)
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5.10b (4 votes)

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Submitted by: Ascentionist
Date: Jan 4th, 2016


BVD said on November 6th, 2009
Been some years since I've done this climb, but seems that I recall that the bottom half was fun and solid and the top half was dicey with some suspect rock for protecting.
krampus said on July 19th, 2010
This rout was awesome, obviously gets no love so the spiders were kinda bad but other than the very top (easy) section, the rock quality was great. 3 stars for sure, my favorite at Pistol so far.