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This route is located in the Muir Valley at Midnight Surf

A Farewell to Arms

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Starfish and Coffee 5.13a (Sport) *

First Ascent: Greg Kerzhner in 2009
Length: 80ft
Bolts: 9 (report bad bolts/anchors)

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This is the first route encountered to the right of the large ampitheater and waterfall. Begin on a large ramp/ledge feature and trend up and left toward an odd shaped hueco on the severely overhanging pocketed face. Rock quality may improve with more ascents but expect breakage in its early days.
Descent: Chains
Stays Dry: Stays Dry
Owner: Muir Valley

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goodguy said on June 26th, 2009
Upper head wall bolted, trying to get down this weekend to wrap it up.
goodguy said on June 29th, 2009
The glue-ins are in place. This will share the first 3 bolts of "A Farewell to Arms" and then trend up and left over the roof. I still need to remove the mechanical bolts and install the fixed draws, but this should be done very soon.
pigsteak said on June 29th, 2009
can thurston tie into my route withour prior approval? josh, if you give me 150 hangers for free, I will allow this travesty to stand:)
goodguy said on June 29th, 2009
I actually had a couple of climbers walk over and ask me if the developer would mind if I used the same start. I just said, "who cares what he thinks, if he has a problem I'll just show him how I HANDLE confrontation" I ordered your hangers.
pigsteak said on June 29th, 2009
that's what I thought you'd say....overnight em if you will...:)
goodguy said on July 21st, 2009
Draws are up and this route is open to anyone who wants to put it up. I only ask that the name remains as it is named for my kids.
Andrew said on July 21st, 2009
your kids are named starfish and coffee?
goodguy said on July 21st, 2009
Named FOR my kids not AFTER. That would be a very trendy set of names though. Its a Prince song they like.
SCIN said on August 13th, 2009
Greg Kerzhner sent this week.
heavyc said on October 20th, 2010
what's the deal with the new bolts to the right of the old line, is this because of the big hold that broke off?
DrRockso said on April 11th, 2017
Anyone been on this in the last 7 years?
DrRockso said on October 26th, 2017
Now with 100% more permadraws, message me if you want your mank back.
Anonymous said on October 27th, 2017
Thanks Erik! Now this will get some traffic.