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Damsel in Distress 

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

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 60'
Original:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: Joan Bertini
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Mary Moser on Sep 3, 2011

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Joan leading Damsel in Distress.


Crux below the 2nd bolt and at the roof. Last 2 bolts are shared with Easy As Your Sister's Best Friend.


Left and around the corner from Easy As Your Sister's Best Friend. Start left of the small pine tree.


Six bolts and gear to 3 inches. Shared anchor with Crossbow and Easy As Your Sister's Best Friend.

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By LisaP
May 19, 2012

Nice climb. At the roof I moved right which made it a bit easier. Still some lichen at the start, which will clean up with use.
By Stormeh
Jul 13, 2014

This would be a pretty fun route if not for the god-awful 2nd bolt placement. The route would require no trad gear if the 2nd bolt was 3-4 inches lower-- allowing one to clip from the stance-- unless you wanted to protect the 5.0 climbing between bolt 2 and 3.

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