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Devil's Slide
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Close To The Top 
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Close To The Top 

YDS: 5.8+ French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- British: HVS 4c

   
Type:  Trad, Sport, 2 pitches, 200'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.8+ French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- British: HVS 4c [details]
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Submitted By: kachoong on Mar 2, 2011
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Description 

Ascend the slab just right of where the big overlap meets the ground. Belay using the crack below the large flake at the overlap weakness. Climb the flake and mantle to then clip the first bolt. Great feldspar crystals and good friction will get you past this bolt (crux) and to a second, which is the first bolt on the second pitch of Walk in the High Country. Continue to belay at some blocks.


Location 

Far left end, left of Devils Slide. Where the overlap meets the ground and right of the start of Walk in the High Country.


Protection 

Trad with two bolts.



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By Superclimber
Jan 21, 2014
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c

CONDITION REPORT 

You can not rap or lower from this climb with a 60 Meter rope. Also, there are no top anchors.

By Superclimber
Feb 19, 2014
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c

This climb can be done in one pitch. It's about 180' to the top. Medium to large pro can be found under the overlap. Take a long runner. There is a lot of lichen up high. There are no top anchors, but there are large boulders at the top that can be slung for an anchor.