Muir Sandbag

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Muir Sandbag

Post by Corona » Fri Nov 18, 2016 10:16 am

Boom-slang at Tectonic Wall is pretty massively sandbagged at 11c. There's a comparable route next to it graded 12b that I onsighted on the same day in good conditions. I was completely unable to do the move on Boom-slang. Tried an all points of dyno, fig4, and drop kneeing above my head - all to avoid crimps that were substantially worse than the crux crimps on the 12b to the right. All pretty hilarious. Fortunately, it's quite safe, so no biggee. Still, I think the tags may have gotten mixed up.

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Re: Muir Sandbag

Post by ikratzer » Fri Nov 18, 2016 11:27 am

It looks like boom-slang has disappeared from the guide and been replaced with a 12b called cotton mouth. I think the 11c grade was speculation before the actual FA, but not sure.
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Re: Muir Sandbag

Post by Corona » Fri Nov 18, 2016 12:13 pm

That would make much more sense. Thanks for posting - found the original thread. It's still quite the sandbag at 12b if the crux is (presumably) V5/6, but that makes a LOT more sense than 11c. ;-)

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