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Back Passage 

YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ British: MVS 4b PG13

Type:  Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 46'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ British: MVS 4b [details]
FA: Pete Aldwinckle, Eric Wolbert
Season: Year round if you can take the heat.
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Submitted By: ClimbFit on Nov 13, 2010
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This route goes right up a crack/chimney. It is a very short route, you can trad it or use the top rope anchors bolted above.

If this route has a crux then it is about three quarters of the way up.

I trad climbed this and used it to start teaching trad climbing to my girlfriend. It has a bunch of nice places to rest for beginner climbers and a mini over hang at the top.

If you are an experienced climber then I would only use this route for something easy and fun to warm up on. The Guide Book rates it at a VS 4b but I would give it a 5.5.


It directly under the mini overhang and to the right of the sport route "Hanging Haemorrhoid"


It has top rope anchors bolted above. I used .75, two 1.5 cams and 1 .5 wedge.

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By Ren
Nov 13, 2010
rating: 5.6 4c 14 V S 4b PG13

This route is fun! There are twists and turns and fun moves that make the route interesting enough to do it a couple of times and inviting to all.

By Sahar
Nov 14, 2010
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b PG13

This route is perfect for beginners. It gives opportunities to try out different techniques and resting positions. It is not that exhausting so you can climb it several times without getting long arms or legs. I enjoyed it!