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Direct West Bench [formerly listed as variation] 

YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ British: MVS 4b

   
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Consensus:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ British: MVS 4b [details]
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Submitted By: Guy H. on Mar 7, 2001
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  • Description 

    Start up and right from the "Slot" route at some finger cracks. Follow these to a overlap and lieback the L.F. dihedral to a ledge. Instead of following the finger crack on the right, face climb to left crack. Make one hard move and follow the thin crack to the top. This move is wee bit easier if you are tall.


    Protection 

    SR to 2.5 inches



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    By Merlin
    From: Grand Junction
    Mar 15, 2007
    rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b

    To make the finger crack (after the little roof below) starting move a bit easier for shorter climbers look for a pocket about 6 + feet up and jam a red Alien into it. Then step up on positive feet hold using a finger lock in the crack. This first move felt really easy once I had pro in over my head.