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Africa 

YDS: 5.10+ French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 20 British: E3 5b

   
Type:  Trad, 4 pitches, 400'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10+ French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 20 British: E3 5b [details]
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Submitted By: Ryan Williams on Feb 29, 2012

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Description 

This is one of the best routes in the El Chorro area, and should be done by anyone climbing at the grade. It is a crack climb, but like limestone routes, you'll be using face holds as well. The crack can be wide, flaring and dirty in spots.

It is definitely a trad route with a few old bolts along the way. It is also known to be a bit of a sandbag (or the shitty Rockfax guide is just wrong), and is said to go at about 5.11. P2 and P4 are given the grade of 6b+ while P1 gets 6a+ and P3 gets a V.

The topo in the Rockfax is also misleading, so maybe try and take a look at the local guide if you need more information.

Location 

Left side of Africa Wall. Once you've rapped down to the ledge, traverse climber's left to a belay w/ some old pins. There is an optional 5+ first pitch that you will reach before you get to the original start.

Protection 

Single set of cams to wide hands and set of wires.


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