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Beer Wench 

YDS: 5.8- French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 14 British: VS 4c

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.8+ French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: Eric McCallister, Eric Hörst, Charles Ganote, and Cindy Hintz (June, 2002)
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Submitted By: Tim Schafstall on Apr 10, 2008

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Clipping the 2nd(?) bolt


No way this puppy is 5.8-. Definite sandbag. The opening crack is at least 5.9. Get a good spot or bring a stick clip for the crux, because you'll be doing it before you clip the first bolt.

Climb the flaring crack through the bulge (crux, strenuous clip), then stray a bit right up the nice face to a short open book. Stem up the open book (5.7) to the anchors.


Below an obvious flaring crack below the far right side of the roof system.


4 bolts + 2-bolt anchor.

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By attila
Oct 12, 2010
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

The strenuous start is in 5.9 territory.
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