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Call of the West 

YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 90'
Original:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: Ken Black, 1983
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Submitted By: Woody Stark on Oct 19, 2001

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BETA PHOTO: "Call of the West". Photo by Blitzo.

Description 

This is a decent route. It's located in the center of the south face of the formation. The crux is the right slanting crack on the upper face. Be sure to hyperventilate before you take off up the crack.

Protection 

Standard rack. Make sure you have some medium to medium+ cams for the crux.


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By Drederek
Dec 18, 2005
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

Nice bit of flaring hand jamming at the crux section. rap off the back.
By C Miller
Administrator
Jun 14, 2007
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

This route actually has some good moves on it - do it!
By Benjamin Chapman
From: Small Town, USA
Dec 8, 2010
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

Call of the West is a nice climb. A few interesting moves on rattley jams in the flare at the crux. Take a couple #3 Camalots.
By Richard Shore
Dec 29, 2012

Some fun moves interspersed with easier terrain, but this routes best feature is its length. Almost feels like you get a full pitch of climbing in! Closer to 100' than the 60' listed here.

Bolted rap anchor could use some love. Currently sports two button heads, one with a rusty, paper-thin old Dolt hanger.
By Sean
From: Oak Park, CA
Feb 4, 2016

sketchy rap anchor as mentioned

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