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Minas Ithil

This route is located in the Lower Gorge Region at Muscle Beach

Casual Corner


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Close Encounters With a Wench 5.9+ (Trad) ****

First Ascent: Martin Hackworth, Joe Pulliam in 1983
Length: 70ft
Gear: (report bad anchors)

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As you near the end of the approach trail you will probably come to a huge roof with a house sized boulder beneath it. Walk to the top of this boulder to reach the crack in the roof. Undercling, jam and armbar the crack to a ledge where you can bail out left to some rap anchors or continue 10 more feet to the top.
Bring some large pieces.
Moves: Wide Crack or Offwidth
Descent: Rap anchors
Stays Dry: Does not stay dry
Owner: NFS
Steepness:
beautiful (1) stout (1) scary (1) offwidth (1) fun (1) classic (1) adventerous (1) sunny (1) slopey (1) long (1) fists (1) exposed (1)
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Submitted by: tpowell
Date: Dec 1st, 2014

Submitted by: ray
Date: Dec 18th, 2005

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1
Myke Dronez said on August 31st, 2008
body contortion in the lower portion, heels and toes, scratched up nose.
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ahab said on June 30th, 2010
to say, "...or continue 10 feet to the top" is pretty misleading. it's more like 40 feet. not knowing this, i decided to continue from the rap anchors with one more piece of gear. it's easy going, but sloping, lichen covered rock a la muscle beach style made for a real clincher. a superb crack.
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tpowell said on April 7th, 2014
An inch by inch ass shuffle. Those good at twerking will do well.