GUIDEBOOK UPDATES AND CORRECTIONS

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The Nautilus: So the book’s not even out yet and I stand accused of sandbagging. 🙂 The crack at the start of the route, listed as 5.12b, could be more like 5.12c. The exit moves, described as height dependent, could be hard 5.12.

Don Juan Wall: At the top of the third pitch (not counting the Thin Ice approach pitch) most climbers finish the climb by doing a nice under-cling out around a corner and up. I neglected to point out in the description that the obvious wide crack out the roof above provides a burly direct finish. I haven’t done it, and two climbers I trust tell me it’s 5.10c/d. Another climber whose opinions I respect says it’s much harder than Gorilla Warfare.

Overlooked route: Herb Laeger told me that he did a route to the left of Pinhead, on the NW Face of the Sorcerer. Not much is known but he says it’s stiff 5.10.