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Carl's Face 

YDS: 5.10c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII ZA: 20 British: E2 5b

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 110'
Original:  YDS: 5.10c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII ZA: 20 British: E2 5b [details]
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Submitted By: TomKingsbury on Nov 9, 2006

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The rope is following the line of carls face. Car...

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Two routes right of Carol's Crack, Carl's Face climbs the obvious arete. Balancy face climbing.


Just right of 'Rain Dance'; can TR it off Carol's Crack anchor.


Small cams and nuts; 5 or 6 bolts.

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By John Gunnels
From: Gillette, WY
Nov 10, 2006
rating: 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b

FA: Danny Rosen & Dennis Horning, I believe.

NOTE: I was with the route's namesake, Carl Coy, the day this route was bolted. We were on our way to McCarthy North when we noticed the bolting in progress. Carl voiced his feelings on bolting a face that had been a top rope problem for quite some time... with two beautiful cracks on each side. The debate contined for five or ten... then we went on our way. Next thing we know, Carl's Face was in the book...
By Guy H.
From: Fort Collins CO
May 21, 2012

Save a #2 C3 before the the last bolt, or you will be talking to yourself.

Excellent movement that is mildly committing!
By Jordan Collins
From: South Lake Tahoe
Sep 7, 2016

A black diamond .3 c4 is perfect for the final spacing before the last bolt. But definitely not necessary, the moves are very straight forward. This route starts on the 15 foot splitter crack, to the right of the carols crack dihedral 5 feet or so. Then traverses right 5 or so more to first bolt. This is an awesome well protected face/arete climb. Clean. So it if your in the region of carols or one way sunset, then do it!

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