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Big Lebowsky S 
Chihuahua, The S 
Crack House T 
Easy Dude? T 
Hampster Monkey S 
Hamster Kung Fu S 
Hummingbird Rodeo S 
Kung Fu Monkey S 
Moonshine S,TR 
Strange Brew S 

Easy Dude? 

YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a PG13

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 65'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: unknown
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Submitted By: Leo Paik on May 19, 2012

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Deb starts the crack.

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Description 

This is a natural line on the right side of Little Dude that has a spicy section in its middle. The route can probably be done in three different ways.

Start off a ledge system perhaps 20 feet off the ground. There is a scramble going up from the right or a climbing approach from the left.

Climb into a hands to fist crack that is somewhat reminiscent of Lumpy climbing. Where the crack peters out, you have some choices. The easiest is to move right, clipping the last bolt of Hummingbird Rodeo and its anchor and then continuing up and left to the anchors for Easy Dude. Alternatively, you can move slightly left into a delicate and balancy bit of climbing above a slab with pro below your feet. Keep moving up to eventually find good holds and finally a gear placement maybe 12-14 feet above the ledge (9 PG-13 to R). Finally, you can do a delicate traverse to the left on sloping holds until you get to a spot to move upwards. Once through the 12-14 feet above the ledge, the climbing difficulty eases dramatically.

Location 

This ascends an obvious crack system on the right side of the southwest face of this crag.

Protection 

Camalots #0.75 to #4, 2 bolt anchor.


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Deb gets into the delicate bit above the slab and your last piece of gear for a bit.
Deb gets into the delicate bit above the slab and ...
Deb tries the leftward traverse.
Deb tries the leftward traverse.

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