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This route is located in the Miller Fork at The Infirmary


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Cross Contamination 5.12a (Sport) ***

First Ascent: Matthew Jaggers, Sarah MacLeod, Zach Wilson in 2021
Length: 85ft
Bolts: 9 (report bad bolts/anchors)

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Power through the initial steep boulder problem on incut holds to gain a ledge above the first bolt. Continue through a mix of jugs and other cool holds to a bomber rest just before the upper crux. Make your way through a sequential crux then commit to a final big move through the horizontal roof.
Moves: Juggy, crimpy
Stays Dry: Downpour
Owner: RRGCC

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2.14 stars (7 votes)
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5.12a (3 votes)

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Date: Apr 28th, 2021

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Date: Apr 28th, 2021


said on April 28th, 2021
A stacked Double Draw on the last bolt in the roof will keep the rope off of the rock on the lower off and the anchor clip.
vertical1 said on April 28th, 2021
Quite hilarious that anyone on earth would ever write this thing five star. Yes I have not been on it, but you can look at the rock and the nature of it and it maybe in 30 years if I clean up to be a four-star out. But the five star climb signifies the best of the best in this thing in no way would ever be that. I could see it being possibly three stars in time.
SessionCookie said on April 28th, 2021
Is this the route Andrew said he didn't bolt due to safety concerns?
Andrew said on April 28th, 2021
Yes. It could end up being fine, but because of the choss and scary looking flakes I thought bolting it was unwise. I definitely won’t be trying it either. I do hope it turns out to be a good route.