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deGaulle's Nose free route 

YDS: 5.11d French: 7a Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII ZA: 25 British: E5 6a

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 75'
Original:  YDS: 5.11d French: 7a Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII ZA: 25 British: E5 6a [details]
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Submitted By: Allen Hill on Aug 30, 2007

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Looks like a good route.


This is the crack that is just right of the "nose." In fact, it's the bottom part of the finish of the aid route. It has stout hands, off-sized, and finally thin fingers. It's burly for sure.


Bit of everything.

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By Christopher Jones
From: Denver, Colorado
Aug 30, 2007

I've looked at that line wondering how hard of a climb it would be.
By Jason Kaplan
From: Glenwood ,Co
Aug 2, 2008

There was chalk on that sucker when I soloed deGaulle's Nose aid route a month or two ago. Looks like it would be pretty tough.
By Tony B
From: Around Boulder, CO
Mar 12, 2012

It's 5.10- climbing to a hard move or two on secure locks, but DO NOT try this one in the cold....
By Brady Robinson
Mar 12, 2012
rating: 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c

Seemed really easy for the grade, compared to other routes in the area. One thin finger lock and a foot smear and you're through the crux. You can load up gear from an OK stance. Great way to finish off the day, worth the very short hike. Getting off is a little interesting. I would recommend against the OW downclimb. There is a way to hop over a small chasm to a flat flake on the side towards the road.
By Ken Trout
From: Golden, CO
Sep 21, 2013

We should have added a summit anchor. Sorry!

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