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This route is located in the Gray's Branch Region at Military Wall

Thirsting Skull

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Beenestalker 5.10d (Trad) **** {Route Closed}

First Ascent: Tom Souders, Jeff Koenig in 1983
Length: 80ft
Gear: (report bad anchors)

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This is the right leaning dihedral to the right of Revival.
Variation: Belay from rap anchors then climb the overhang on the left. Stop at the ledge which is contigous with the top of the buttress and walk left to anchors or trees to rappel. John Bronaugh, Roger Pearson, 1988
Moves: Hands
Descent: Rap anchors
Stays Dry: Light rain
Owner: NFS

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Submitted by: Artsay
Date: Jan 4th, 2006


tonybubb said on June 18th, 2003
You can get a few tricams in under the roof and a few more after- thin TCU's might go as well, but it's actually solid climbing and you don't have to sew it up. Did laps in 1993/1994 on 3-4 peices of solid gear when I had the head not to place too much and get pumped. THe crux is NOT the severe overhang, it's toward the end.