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Commencement 

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

   
Type:  Trad, 2 pitches, 250'
Original:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a R [details]
FA: Bob Kamps and Ivan Couch, May 1970
Season: Spring - Fall
Page Views: 50
Submitted By: Roger Linfield on Jan 23, 2006

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Looking at P2 from Bye Gully. From this perspectiv...

Description 

This is a two pitch face route on the left side of the Weeping Wall. Pitch 1 (5.6) up the center of a slab which rests against the wall. There is no protection on this pitch, but a series of pockets make it feel more secure than most friction pitches. Pitch 2 has a short crux section, which is well-protected.

Protection 

standard rack


Photos of Commencement Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Looking down from partway up the second pitch. I w...
Looking down from partway up the second pitch. I w...
Rock Climbing Photo: I went left at this mini-roof. It seemed like the ...
I went left at this mini-roof. It seemed like the ...
Rock Climbing Photo: Adam leading the first pitch. There is one rusty b...
Adam leading the first pitch. There is one rusty b...

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By Ryan Strickland
From: Idyllwild, CA
Oct 18, 2015
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R

Interesting position, but not a great route. The first pitch has an old rusty bolt about half way up, and there are a few options for gear. The second pitch route was non-distinct. There were numerous ways one could go. I think I found my way over to Continuation for the top out. Nothing really felt 5.9 for me, but I was likely off route due to following the path of least resistance. Pro was tricky at times. No gear bigger than 1" cam needed.

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