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The "start" of the crag

This route is located in the Lower Gorge Region at Symphony Wall

Arms M Bargo

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Boogered 5.11+ (Trad) *****

First Ascent: Tony Bubb, John Cioci in 1995
Length: 60ft
Gear: (report bad anchors)

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This route climbs out the 10 foot roof at the right end of the wall. Scramble up to a ledge in the back of a cave and traverse out dirty ledges to access the crack. Climb the roof, pull the lip and finish in a dihedral.
Downrated from 5.12a.
Moves: Hands
Descent: Rap from tree
Stays Dry: Does not stay dry
Owner: NFS

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Submitted by: Anonymous
Date: Oct 2nd, 2020

Submitted by: Anonymous
Date: Oct 2nd, 2020


Anonymous said on January 25th, 2003
I think we always knew that this would get downgraded once it was clean. The fingercrack above the roof used to be full of dirt. After climbing it a few times I cleaner it out. What is the new consensus grade? 5.11+? -Tony Bubb
Anonymous said on January 25th, 2003
PS- The FA was with John as listed, but that was not the FFA- I was in an air-cast on my left foot and aided it that time. It was freed later with a partner from a gang of folks who were there, Jerry Bargo, Willie Hunt, Mike Heffner, Mindy Huddleston, Darren Livingston,and a frind of Bob Shire's named Kyle (Kyle Harris maybe?). -TB
ray said on January 31st, 2003
Good find you made there Tony! 5.11+ sounds good to me.
Anonymous said on June 12th, 2003
Not Kyle, Cale Schaffer, I think.
tonybubb said on February 12th, 2004
Cale Schaffer is correct, thank you. For those others that may have known Cale, I should mention that recently a mutual friend informed me of his passing a few years ago in a plane crash while working S&R in Alaska. Peace to his soul.
512OW said on November 24th, 2004
Don't be scared of the grade. This is the best intro to roofcrack climbing there is. Easy 11 at best. Perfect hands, easy dihedral finish.
wsimek said on June 10th, 2018
New sling tied around tree for rappel anchor — 6/9/18