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Innocent Exile

It's always an adjustment switching rock types. After a few days of remembering how to climb on the small sandstone edges and oblique features offered here in Vegas (read: getting stomped) I have managed to enjoy some success on a new boulder that local developer Bill McLamore showed me. I was there to see Bill's first ascent of this crimpy 45 degree line he dubbed Innocent Exile and was so psyched that I threw myself at it two days in a row to no avail, completely demolishing my skin in the process. The weekend storm proved useful by forcing a little rest and allowing my skin to grow back and I was able to nab the second ascent!

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As for the grade it's always hard to say. Bill and I both though it to be in the 10 range. The crux is fairly specific and revolves around getting to, holding on, and moving off a very small crimp with a sharp tooth in it.

I know this is a lot of grade spray and it doesn't matter in the end, but since this line is so new I thought I would share. It would be great to get some more people on it and hear your opinions!