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Crescendo 

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

   
Type:  Sport, 60'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: Eric Hörst, Cindy Hintz, Charles Ganote (2003)
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Submitted By: Tim Schafstall on Apr 10, 2008

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BETA PHOTO: Moving up and left towards the crux (just beyond t...

Description 

This climb is very well named !

Climb the nice face past increasingly hard moves to the anchor. An excellent climb.


Location 

At the far right side of the Shady Lady alcove, just left of a large fallen block.


Protection 

6 bolts + 2-bolt anchor.



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By Gif Zafred
From: Pittsburgh, PA
May 6, 2011

Very nice 5.9! The toughest moves are the last few. The holds get small and it gets more technical. Make sure you keep going and do the extension...it's worth it!

By Matt Baer
Apr 14, 2012
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a

First couple of bolts are okay climbing but it gets more fun and tricky higher up! Crux is definitely near the top. Highly recommend continuing up the 5.10a variation!

By Jay Shultis
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From: Blacksburg VA
Jun 20, 2012
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

I actually felt that the first two bolts are great climbing on technical balance moves, as well as the last few bolts before the anchors. Great line, quality movement and problem solving that is often missed at this grade. Bring your technical skills and forget your power. Do the extension, but in my mind for both routes the classic sections are down low on beautiful clean stone, the jug haul up top is just that, feels like the gym up there!