Outguard Spire, 5.10d

4th Pitch- 50m- 5.10d/ This is the crux pitch in terms of the FAer’s allotted grade. There are two corners. The first one is the crux, the second one is maybe 5.8. The crux is a flaring corner, right foot out on the right wall scraping loose granite whilst leveraging the small finger crack and shuffling up. Placing pro you trust is thought provoking. It is all small. Eventually you get a huge jug on the arête up left and exit the corner. Move left and up the next corner to yet again the base of a corner with a wide crack above.
Outguard Spire, Little Slide Spires, Incredible Hulk area, High Sierra, June, 2013

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