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Paradice Area

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Crag: Paradice

Rating: M5, 45m

Route Description
This route is located in the left of the twin dihedrals mentioned in the route description for The Shining Path.

Although it may look improbable from the bottom, it all comes together the higher you go. The climbing and the pro are secure the whole way, especially when you reach the vertical crack on the left wall, which eats up stoppers and offers bomber tool placements. The right-ward move onto the ice at the top of the slot is awkward (because you're moving right while leaning left). Once on the ice, climb about 10 more meters to the tree anchor. Solid movement and good gear make this an enjoyable route!

Take half a dozen medium to large stoppers, a set of TCU's/Aliens, a 1" and 2" cam, and 4-5 screws.

First Ascent: Dave Rone, Eric Landmann, Feb. 28, 2008

Report by: Dave Rone

Entered: 2008-03-06