A Farewell to Arms

This route is located in the Muir Valley at Midnight Surf

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The Crucible 5.12c (Sport) ****

First Ascent: Ray Ellington, Kipp Trummel in 2007
Length: 80ft
Bolts: 9 (report bad bolts/anchors)

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Move about 20 feet right to the next line which begins on a stack of boulders. Climb 30 feet to reach a 3 foot roof. Pull over the roof to a ledge then take on the heavily featured overhanging face to the chains.
Descent: Chains
Stays Dry: Downpour
Owner: Muir Valley
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4.46 stars (24 votes)
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5.12c (19 votes)

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1
pigsteak said on May 25th, 2007
battle of the thugs..ray versus andrew, to the death, to determine the FA.
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SCIN said on May 27th, 2007
This line is open now. Very fun steep climbing on positive holds.
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Anonymous said on May 28th, 2007
Andrew didn't put up much of a fight. Ray wins with a knockout. Very very good route.
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pigsteak said on May 29th, 2007
killer man..thanks for opening this up!
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Andrew said on October 20th, 2007
Now with 60% more fixed draws!!!
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dustonian said on March 21st, 2011
straight-up bad-ass climbing
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Brentucky said on April 18th, 2016
Depending on your level of weakness this one will feel like steep juggin or steep thuggin. It's pretty awesome either way.
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KyleHT said on April 10th, 2019
Damn good route, one of the best of its grade anywhere. Pure 100% fun.