The Alien

3 Stars
Pumpy
 E4 6b

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The second best route on Central Buttress has a superb crux section, which is hard, but short-lived. Climb up to a scoop, then move right and climb up to the bulge. Pull left to a thin crack, then back up right to an undercut (pegs). Make a hard move out left to gain a good hold at the base of a groove. Pull up and climb the groove, then move left to the lower-off.
FA. Jim Moran, Geoff Milburn 1979. Follows the lower section of the aid route Knut Kracker (FA. Brian Moore, Jim Ballard 1967âÄä)

USER COMMENTS

The crux is not where this description suggests - actually passing first (old but decent) peg. The second peg is awful, but unnecessary.
toby - 22/Aug/09

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