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Dirt Bag 

YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- British: HVS 4c

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 90'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.8+ French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: Peter Henley & Rick Beckman, 1985
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Submitted By: Rob Dillon on Dec 31, 2006
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Start of Dirt Bag. As with most T-wall moderates, ...

Description 

The trainer hand crack just left of the 'Pursuit'. Graduate from this one Phi Slamma Jamma and you've earned a degree in Basic Hand Jamming. Or at least, you can transfer to a 4-year school, starting with Golden Locks.

Like Harvard, the hardest part is getting in. Some knee-scumming, jug-pulling and general grovelling should get you off the ground and into the groove. Pulling out of a cave 2/3 of the way up provides a secondary exercise, this time in off-sizes. And because you're at the T-Wall, a bit of pumpy, weathered face up top gets you to the chains.

Bonus star for being a T-Wall 5.8 that does not entail climbing a left-facing corner with a roof-dodge at the top.


Location 

Right of Finagle, left of In Pursuit...


Protection 

Standard rack.



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By 426
Feb 27, 2007

Like DCA sez, name is a bit of a misnomer.

Like Rob sez, bouldery stary. The daunting face up high protects amazingly well. Superb for the grade.

By charlie collins
Dec 2, 2007

dont mind the name. great climb really.

By Rob Dillon
Jan 14, 2008

In some circles the name is actually a term of respect.

By DennisL
Mar 12, 2014

good route that deserves more respect! Fun jams, exposed moves, cool rock up top, great pro.