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Spiny Norman

This route is located in the Natural Bridge Region at Lady Slipper - Emerald City

The Man Behind the Curtain

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Friable 5.9 R (Trad) **

First Ascent: Ed Pearsall, Tom Seibert in 1980
Length: 120ft
Gear: (report bad anchors)

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This route is located about 250 feet from the end of the approach trail and is marked by two cracks about 15 feet apart leading to an overhang. Begin by climbing the crack on the right to the overhang then move left to a corner for a belay. Continue up a crack through another overhang and follow the arching crack to the right. You can belay where the crack splits before it arches right to reduce rope drag.
"R" rated on the 5.6 traverse
Stays Dry:
Owner: NFS

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Anonymous said on June 3rd, 2003
Rap off rap station above Whiteout - one rope (with stretch) to ground.
Cromper said on September 12th, 2012
Fun route! The top pitch is definitely worth climbing the shitty rock in the middle. Walk off right to top out then rappell off tree above whiteout.