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Billy 

YDS: 5.11c French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 24 British: E4 6a

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 120'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11b French: 6c Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E3 5c [details]
FA: Rob Pizem, 2000
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Submitted By: Richard M. Wright on Apr 9, 2002

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Description 

Just right of Gneiss Route is a long (120ft) is a long pumpy line that ends at the same "ledge" where the first pitch of GR ends. This is an excellent, long single pitch route that climbs on largely good rock. Much of what you use for hands felt very rounded and as a result the route picked up more pump factor than its vertical nature would suggest. The route saves a pumpy crux roof until the very end, however, the roof is juggy. There is a little jog right, then left, to gain the anchors. This is a nice long addition, but like everything on the Mission Wall gets very little sun.

Protection 

Double ropes and 15 draws.


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By piz
Apr 10, 2002

hey [Richard], thanks for getting these on the web page. this one is called Billy and is great fun. Rob Pizem
By piz
Sep 4, 2002

you can get down with one rope off the gneiss route and billy with a 70m cord.

By Darren Mabe
From: Flagstaff, AZ
Jun 16, 2003

a 60m gets you to the ramp about 6 feet off the ground.
By Matt Juth
From: Evergreen
May 15, 2004
rating: 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a

The upper roof on the first pitch is a little hair raising, but the sling hanging down helps immeasurably. There is a bolt at your waste for the other cruxes. Watch rope drag.
By Monty
From: Golden, CO
Jul 27, 2010
rating: 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c

I replaced the sling at the last bolt a week ago. There is now a chain with a fixed biner instead. Please don't take the biner, this protects the final crux very well, if anyone has a problem with this let me know and I will remove it.
By Darren Mabe
From: Flagstaff, AZ
Jul 28, 2010

Good call! That sling was like 6 years old or something.