Route: Venusian Blind

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Temple Crag
Palisades, California, United States

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Erwin Lau
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  Person Ascent Style Notes  
Thomas Bukowski
Multipitch - follow crux pitches Came back the second day to conquer what we didn't the first. Packed the night before. Woke up at 5:45am, left camp shortly after dawn at 6:30, arrived at bottom of snow pack at 8. There was a crowd at the normal snow approach slowly walking up with crampons and belaying partners up. We opted to take a flatter snow approach to the 5.6 chimney alternate start. We then speed-soloed past 4 parties to start roping up at the pitch 2 anchor at 9. We generally led full rope-lengths instead of trying to stick to the pitch anchors. Jon led...  
Jon Plaut
Multipitch - lead crux pitches All in all, an incredible climb. The more technical/difficult climbing was on nearly perfect rock with beautiful cracks and face moves. The easier climbing, which consisted for the most part of no-pro traverses, was generally well-exposed and exciting for both leader and follower. After soloing up to the second pitch belay, we roped up and started climbing around 9am. 10 or 11 pitches later, at around 3, we made it up to the last tower, which we avoided by descending a ramp off left and hiking up 4th class to the top. After deciding against a sketchy, super-exposed (2,000ft. drop...  
Erwin Lau


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