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The "start" of the crag

This route is located in the Southern Region at The Dark Side

The Departure

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Catholics' Traverse 5.8 (Trad)

First Ascent: Jimmy Klaserner, Quincy Stang in 2011
Length: 90ft
Gear: (report bad anchors)

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As the approach trail meets the cliff it forks left. Follow this trail for several hundred feet, passing several bolted routes, and pass beneath a low overhang after a slight downhill. As you round the corner and look right you will see an impressive chunk of leaning rock hosting The Departure and Dagobah. This is the chimney to the left. The FA party said he would never do it again, so let that be a hint.
Moves: Chimney
Descent: Rap from trees
Stays Dry: Does not stay dry
Owner: RRGCC

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