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Cleavage T,S 
Rysinzube Left S 
Rysinzube Right T,S 
Twist of Fate S 


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

Type:  Trad, Sport, 2 pitches, 100'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: Jim Wilson '90
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Submitted By: Scott Coldiron on Jul 30, 2009

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This two pitch climb can be done in 1 easily, or stop at P1's chain anchors and rap off. The links are getting thin, so not a good spot to lower from. If you do the whole thing you can walk off.

P1:Start in the shallow dihedral and follow the bolts onto the slab. The crux is a mantle which can feel committing on lead. There are no moves, however, which feel like hard 5.9.
P2: Plug gear in the vertical cracks straight up to the top. A grade easier, but gritty.


Right next to the railroad tracks, 50 ft. east of Rysinzube. It's the bolt line to the right that follows a groove.


P1 (40ft.): bolts to chain anchor.
P2: (60 (ft.): standard rack to 2". a lean rack will do. It's short.

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By Ian Cavanaugh
Feb 10, 2011

The anchors on P1 have just been replaces with stainless rap rings. 2/10/11
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