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Climber in the Buff 

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

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 50'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: Jason Haas, free solo 2008
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Jason Haas on May 6, 2008
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Description 

So, this was an accidental first ascent, an AFA if you will. I was waiting for the two other guys to finish climbing The Flaw and was soloing some easy stuff on Diamond Head and this looked like fun. I didn't realize that it was undone until Tony Bubb pointed it out after the fact. Anyway, climb a hanging, left-facing dihedral just right of Diamond in the Rough. Top out on the same point and belay on gear. Downclimb the back for 20ft, then scramble around the left side to descend.


Location 

5ft right of Diamond in the Rough.


Protection 

SR.



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By Tony B
From: Around Boulder, CO
May 7, 2008
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a

Starts with a bit of jumbly rock, but has good pro over head and gets better after the first few moves.