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Close Encounters With a Wench

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


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Casual Corner 5.6 (Trad) **

First Ascent: Ron Snider, Martin Hackworth in 1982
Length: 45ft
Gear: (report bad anchors)

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Around the corner from Close Encounters is this obvious wide dihedral.
Descent: Rap from tree
Stays Dry:
Owner: NFS
short (1) fists (1) adventerous (1) shady (1) offwidth (1) dihedral (1)
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Submitted by: Bluelopez100
Date: Jun 6th, 2010

Submitted by: Bluelopez100
Date: Jun 6th, 2010


Jerry Bargo said on January 17th, 2004
This felt harder to me than 5.6 that day...
Anonymous said on September 23rd, 2008
This is one of those "5.6 my ass" climbs. The crux is dirty, awkward, and much harder than 5.6. Bring a 4 or 5 camalot.
kman154 said on June 8th, 2010
Interesting climb. Awdward offwidth start was probably the most difficult part followed by the last move of the climb. I really only plugged the a big piece at the top. I would climb it again as long as the little copper head at the base has move on. We did not find him until the second was on his way up and the third member of the party was just killing time looking around.
GaryO said on November 13th, 2014
Not so casual...
Anonymous said on January 19th, 2021
“Met her at the casual corner”