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The Cousin of Death

This route is located in the Miller Fork at Graveyard

Smoking the Dark Crystal

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Evil Dead 5.12a (Sport) ****

First Ascent: Rachel Stewart, Shadow Ayala in 2013
Length: 60ft
Bolts: 7 (report bad bolts/anchors)

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Around the corner from Cousin of Death is a clean, easy looking slab loaded with bolts. This is the first on the right and requires seasons in Tuolumne or some sort of wizardry to ascend. 4 stars if you like slab, -5 stars if you don't.
Moves: Slab
Descent: Chains
Stays Dry: Does not stay dry
Owner: RRGCC

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3.25 stars (4 votes)
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5.12a (3 votes)

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Submitted by: Anonymous
Date: Oct 29th, 2013


Anonymous said on June 3rd, 2015
10d to a blank forced crux with good holds 3' left of the bolt line
Anonymous said on June 3rd, 2015
There is nothing forced about this line. The forced move you are refering to is called a crux. This and the other slabs here are amazing. Real slab climbing in the gorge is rare and these are gems. Thank you Rachel and Shadow.
shadow.ayala said on June 3rd, 2015
Sounds to me like someone got shut down.
Anonymous said on June 3rd, 2015
the Red is loaded with great slabs.... this just isn't one of them
Anonymous said on June 3rd, 2015
Last time I checked, .12a slab IS blank.
Anonymous said on October 20th, 2020
Barely a crimp on this thing. The crux is trusting your feet. Very unique for RRG.