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This route is located in the Miller Fork at The Infirmary

L.A. Branch Office

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Scoliosis 5.9+ (Mixed) ***

First Ascent: Dustin Stephens, Tom Wilson in 2016
Length: 100ft
Bolts/Gear: 2/ (report bad bolts/anchors)

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Long, dirty and adventurous, this one is worth the effort if you like adventurous trad and scenic topouts. A run-out slab can be eased with tricky gear in horizontals in pockets and long slings.
Moves: unknown
Descent: Chains
Stays Dry:
Owner: RRGCC

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dustonian said on April 6th, 2016
This starts on the obvious hand and finger crack I'm the big slab 150 feet left of the Infirmary proper
Cromper said on April 6th, 2016
Rad, cool this went on all gear.
dustonian said on April 8th, 2016
Thanks also to Jac Frech for cleaning and the help getting an anchor in
Jackiefreesh said on April 9th, 2016
Will be cleaning and possibly adding a bolt this week. Thanks Dustin and Tom on the FA.
Jackiefreesh said on April 17th, 2016
Two bolts added so the cracks link up safely.
Jackiefreesh said on October 28th, 2016
Finally got this one by putting some gear in down low off 98.6 to protect the V1+ start. It can still use a brush in the middle which I'll get to someday. Trad climbers notice= get on this thing!
MikeWilkinson said on June 14th, 2019
Finally got the start on this one clean. The finger crack start gets your attention right off the ground but you're rewarded with a nice long run after that with a few bolts protecting the middle. Bring a few set stoppers for the top if you don't like runout slab.
said on April 10th, 2021
I'm guessing there's no bolted anchor on this? Rapp from a tree after topping out? Ended up traversing right to the neighboring anchor. Super fun, easily protectable, and deserves some traffic. Can plug a good .75 from the ground to protect the starting moves. Andrew K. cleaned up the dead tree so the direct line is possible again without traversing around it. Thanks for the 2 perfect bolts, too!
Jackiefreesh said on April 10th, 2021
The anchors are two glue-ins equipped with two links each. They are about 25 or 30 feet above the notch on slab that is easy and easily protected. Thanks for clearing the tree. Dustin did the FA without the bolts by using some creative sling extensions on a hot day in March, '16.
Shiva42069 said on October 14th, 2021
Maybe this hasn’t been climbed a bunch but that starting crack is dirtier than I was after a week in the gorge without a shower after a Rocktoberfest fueled bourbon binge. Absolutely made an ass out of myself bailing on the last 2 bolts of the 10c in front of the only other people at the crag because the top was filled with lichen and trees. This thing will definitely clean up, bring a brush and balls