The Alien

3 Stars
 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 1967 )


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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