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Bill's Flake 

YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 40'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: Bill Ramsey, Alan Watts 1978
Season: year round
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Submitted By: rpc on Jan 26, 2006

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Description 

This is a short but fun route located on the far left side of Red Wall. Look for a large gully that separates Picnic Lunch Wall from Red Wall. Just right of this gully, there's a ledge system 15-20 feet above ground (accessible near its left side via 4th class "chimney") that runs along the base of the Red Wall. Bill's Flake follows a circular, 40-foot flake attached to main wall atop the ledge system.

Scramble up to the ledge system (class 4). Move up a short, left facing dihedral below the flake. Traverse left on perfect rock via hand jams and underclings (10-). Move up and follow left side of flake up and right to bolted anchor.

Protection 

Cams from #.75 to #3 Camalot. Optional #3.5 Camalot.


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By mark d
Mar 20, 2006

this is a cool little pitch. if it was a 100ft, it would be four stars.

By stj
May 2, 2011

Very good quality rock, moves and protection. It's just a bit short. Seldom climbed, but well worth it.