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Agamemnon 

YDS: 5.5 French: 4b Ewbanks: 13 UIAA: IV+ British: MS 4a PG13

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 150'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.5 French: 4b Ewbanks: 13 UIAA: IV+ British: MS 4a [details]
FA: Speedie & Stone - 1964
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Submitted By: Josh Janes on Jan 17, 2007
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Wendy enjoying Agamemnon - a memorable moderate!

Description 

This is the photogenic chimney tucked up in the Atridae and visable from The Pines. Back and foot and full-body stemming will get you to the top in one or two pitches. Wonderful, fun climbing.


Protection 

Standard rack. Placements are spaced.



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Stemming the void.
Stemming the void.
Ryan Kelly on Agamemnon
Ryan Kelly on Agamemnon
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By Jeremy
From: Boulder, CO
Feb 13, 2008

This may have been the hardest 5.5 I've ever done. I seem to remember pulling a heel hook over a bulge.

By Ryan Kelly
From: work.
May 20, 2009
rating: 5.5 4b 13 IV+ MS 4a

I don't know about any heal hooks, and I don't really have any idea about the grading either - so different from any type of climbing I've done. Regardless, great fun, great views, and great photo op. A must do if at Araps.

By sibylle
From: Colorado
Jun 5, 2009

A pleasant shady climb for a hot day. It's ridiculously hard for 5.5, but I thought that almost every climb at the Araps was absurdly difficult for its rating.