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5.11 Crack T 
Clam Shell TR 
Cold Finger S 
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Drop Zone S,TR 
E.O. Friction S 
E.O. Lieback T 
Easy Overhang Traverse T 
Fall Wall (*the route) T 
Fear and Loathing T 
Guilty Fingers S,TR 
Gunga Din S 
Hole T 
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Sport S 
Upper Fall Wall Route T 

Clam Shell 

YDS: 5.5 French: 4b Ewbanks: 13 UIAA: IV+ ZA: 11 British: MS 4a

Type:  TR, 1 pitch
Consensus:  YDS: 5.4 French: 4a Ewbanks: 12 UIAA: IV ZA: 10 British: VD 3c [details]
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Submitted By: James on Jun 30, 2010  with updates from J Marsella

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BETA PHOTO: The route starts up the dished out section on the ...

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This is an easier friction climb that goes up the left side of a huge rock (sorta clam shell like) that leans against the Fall Wall. Jump across from a boulder and cruise to the top.


To set a top rope, scramble from the right to the start of E.O. Friction and E.O. Lieback. Move to the left side of the huge, leaning rock, drop a rope (60m was plenty), and rap to the start.



Per Mark Roth: 2 bolts and an anchor, now.

Per J Marsella: there are now four shiny Metolius hangers (11/1/14) and a pair of double-ring rap anchors.

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Overall view of the Clam Shell.
BETA PHOTO: Overall view of the Clam Shell.
Tristan climbing on the Clam Shell.
Tristan climbing on the Clam Shell.

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By Mark Roth
From: Boulder
Aug 5, 2012

Looks like this has 2 bolts and an anchor now....
By David Battiste
From: Cheyenne, WY
Mar 23, 2015
rating: 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c PG13

Great intro to Vedauwoo rock. Friction/slab technique all the way up. Take your time, and enjoy the climb. Look for small quarts nuggets or bowls to advance. No crux. Bring 4 draws and two-anchor setup. Can be completed with 50m rope. Enjoy!
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