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Beginner's Three 

YDS: 5.3 French: 3+ Ewbanks: 10 UIAA: III ZA: 9 British: VD 3a

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 50'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.3 French: 3+ Ewbanks: 10 UIAA: III ZA: 9 British: VD 3a [details]
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Submitted By: Tony B on Dec 30, 2005

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Sadie cruising her first ever trad lead.


On the far end of the northwest face, going from the ground to the ledge below the Overhang Bypass, there is a nice low-angle jamcrack. This is a good beginenr's lead and would take whatever protection you might want to jam into it. It's also a decent and fun entry-level solo. The climb starts just down from the "walk up" to the ledge and finishes at the base of the Overhang Bypass.


A few nuts or cams to hand sized

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Myong getting started on her first ever trad lead.
Myong getting started on her first ever trad lead.
Myong finishing up Beginner's Three.
Myong finishing up Beginner's Three.
Beginner's Three
Beginner's Three

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By Bill Olszewski
From: Colorado Springs, CO
Apr 8, 2007

This is definitely a great beginner's crack and a fun solo. The crux is getting off the ground then it's smooth and fun jamming to the top. Great place to learn hand jams and great first trad lead for the faint of heart. Easy walk off.
By Gary Schenk
Mar 5, 2008

Among my first leads. It's a nice way to start the Upper Right Ski Track.
By Brian Hench
From: Costa Mesa, CA
Nov 25, 2008

I've found beginners have a hard time on the start. I've seen people who could climb 5.8 in the gym fail to get off the ground on Beginner's Three.
By Josh Cameron
From: Moab, Colorado
Jul 17, 2011
rating: 5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a

I agree with Gary, a great way to start Upper Right Ski Track. Seems to get easier the higher you climb.
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