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This route is located in the Southern Region at Courtesy Wall

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Kiss It All Better 5.8+ (Trad) ****

First Ascent: Dan Beck, Catherine Harrison in 2006
Length: 90ft
Gear: big cams and some tcus for horizontals (report bad anchors)

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From the approach trail walk left to locate this obvious wide right-facing dihedral. Climb for 70 feet of easy but dirty climbing. Use offwidth skill for the rest of the route.
Moves: Wide Crack or Offwidth
Descent: rap from tree ?
Stays Dry:
Owner: Private
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Submitted by: SCIN
Date: Jan 1st, 2007

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Wolf said on October 13th, 2006
This route tops out, and you can rap from a tree with nice new purple webbing. On lead I laid back the crux section, but that involved running it out 15 feet and I almost fell getting back into it. It was a lot of fun and the top offers a good view of Sore Heel Hollow, especially if you walk a bit to the right after you top out. I'm very curious for some people with actual offwidth skills to climb the route and share what they think the grade is.
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B.J. said on October 18th, 2006
Congrats on your first FA, Dan! This is your first, right?
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Goexplore said on October 21st, 2006
The cruise up to the crux is a lot of fun. That last bit of offwidth with no feet is a real challenge, the kind that makes me want to keep trying arm and elbow and foot jams until I find something that sticks. Left me kinda scraped up, but happy, and glad I wasn't leading it
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ynot said on October 21st, 2006
Nice job Woofy! I can't wait to give it a go myself
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Wolf said on October 21st, 2006
Thanks B.J. and Ynot. This is the first in the Red B.J. There's one trad FA I did on The Farm.