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A-Frame (aka A Street) 

YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: E1 5a

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 70'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: Brian Shelton, Stewart Green, and Mike Heinrichs, March 2005.
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Submitted By: Bill Olszewski on Oct 9, 2011

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Josh Gilbert leading A-Frame.

Description 

This is a great crack! Climb up the low-angle slab to the dihedral. Work the steep crack on fingers, hands, and stems. Clip the lone bolt and pull over the top. The run to the anchor is on easy, low-angle slab below the big roof. Crack ratings are always subjective; if you have fat hands and fat fingers like me, you’ll find perfect jams along the way, making this route a bit easier than the rating. Rappel to descend.

Location 

This is the obvious dihedral 20’ to the right of Third World Cantina.

Protection 

Gear to 4” or 5” plus one bolt, bolted anchor.


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Josh about to pull the crux.
Josh about to pull the crux.

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By Stewart M. Green
Nov 8, 2011

FA: Brian Shelton, Stewart Green, and Mike Heinrichs, March 2005.
By Brock
From: Co Springs
May 12, 2013
rating: 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b

In the guide that I have, they call the climb "A Street".
By Rob Davies UK
From: Cheshire, UK
Oct 16, 2013
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

More strenuous than technical, but there are some slippery footholds. Chew Valley HVS.