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Electric Africa 

YDS: 5.12c French: 7b+ Ewbanks: 27 UIAA: IX- ZA: 27 British: E6 6b

   
Type:  Trad, Sport, 80'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.12c French: 7b+ Ewbanks: 27 UIAA: IX- ZA: 27 British: E6 6b [details]
FA: Kurt Smith
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Submitted By: LeeAB on Jan 27, 2009

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Photo creds to Joe Cruz

Description 

Very technical and thin face climbing following a seam. The hardest moves are down low but it is possible to fall off of just about any move if you don't stay focused. Starts out less steep with delicate moves to gain the seam then some sidepull moves and onto knobs and edges. Surprisingly pumpy for what is more or less a vertical routes.

Location 

Around the back side of Pywiack Dome is a steep wall with several climbs on it, mostly sport routes. Electric Africa is the second route from the left just after Rising Sun.

Protection 

Bolts (4?) and a few stopper placements RP's to medium/large. I had to turn a stopper sideways since I did not carry one large enough.


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By Hank Caylor
Administrator
From: Golden, CO
Jul 27, 2009

F.A.-Kurt Smith
By Neil Rankin
From: Greensboro, NC
Sep 23, 2013
rating: 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b

Sustained, cool climbing. One of the best climbs in Tuolumne.
By Neil Rankin
From: Greensboro, NC
Sep 23, 2013
rating: 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b

Sustained, cool climbing. One of the best in Tuolumne.