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This route is located in the Muir Valley at Persepolis

The "end" of the crag

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Apadana 5.12a (Sport) ***

First Ascent: Kipp Trummel in 2007
Length: 65ft
Bolts: 6 (report bad bolts/anchors)

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This is the last route on the wall and begins near a low crack. Start with a difficult opening move then climb to a bulge beneath the second bolt. Make a tough move to reach a deep pocket near the bolt then continue up the face on sequential limestone like finger pockets.
Moves: Pockets
Descent: Chains
Stays Dry: Does not stay dry
Owner: Muir Valley

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5.12- (4 votes)

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pigsteak said on November 18th, 2007
bouldery start, and the rock quality improves as you go higher.
Yasmeen said on June 5th, 2008
Kipp, I'd like a beta map from you proving it is possible to climb this route without using draws as holds and making your belayer sit on the rope.
pigsteak said on June 5th, 2008
I am the the FA rule book, it says I was allowed to use draws as handholds, hangers as footholds, and belayer tension to ascend. I got to the top, took my glory as the FA, and moved on...possible to climb clean? how in the world would I know??????
Yasmeen said on June 6th, 2008
lol, I love it. After that route, I told Paul that I wanted to start a thread titled, "Dear Kipp, how many of your FAs have you done clean?" You know I've got nothing but love for you, man. ;)