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YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 65'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11b French: 6c Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E3 5c [details]
FA: Mike Forkash and Norman Boles, 1988
Season: Late Spring to Early Fall (unless you have skis)
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Submitted By: Isaac T. on Sep 2, 2008

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The crux is pulling the steep overhanging (ever so slightly) head wall while pulling on small vertical crimps.


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By brucy
Apr 28, 2010

FA Mike Forkash, Norman Boles (1988)
By Karl K
From: Phoenix, AZ
Aug 10, 2014
rating: 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a

I thought this had a very hard crux. ST lists it as 5.11b. Continuous 5.10 climbing to the last 2 bolts, then a wicked 2 move wonder to the crack/pods. Felt much harder than other 11s I have done in the Meadows.
By Karl K
From: Phoenix, AZ
Aug 10, 2014
rating: 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a

Rap anchors on ledge. 1 rope rappel.

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