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Environmental Impact 

YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b

   
Type:  Trad, 2 pitches
Consensus:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
FA: C. Tabor & J Wilburn
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Submitted By: Mike on Sep 16, 2006

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Sylvie on one of her first trad leads. Photo: Chri...

Description 

A nice, easy handcrack in a left-facing dihedral with great jams and pro. Most people skip the second pitch and rap from bolts at top of first pitch ~50' up.


Protection 

This crack eats up hand-sized pieces and has a bolted anchor at the top of the first pitch.


Location 

Locate the left-facing dihedral just right of the Central Scrutinizer slab and about 20' left of the large, ominous looking offwidth flake.



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Just about past the business on Environmental Impact.  Photo by Huong.
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Hanging off a good jam to place gear.  Photo by Huong.
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By Chris Chaney
From: Arvada, Colorado
Sep 27, 2006

Tight hand crack, takes #.75 and #1 camalots well.

By Dave Goodell
Oct 26, 2011

The crack widens to take a C4 #3 right before the crack leans right and becomes much more positive. IIRC the rest of the crack is pretty solid C4 #1 below that, so make sure to bring enough gear in that size range.

By Andy Weinmann
From: Alexandria, VA
Apr 3, 2014
rating: 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

You can do the whole thing in one pitch if you're sure your second won't blow the easy traverse up into the upper v-slot/roof. Set a long runner on the first anchors and traverse right to underneath the slot roof. Sink a #3 cam in a horizontal (not in the roof!) and then maneuver yourself up into the slot. Some chimney moves get you fully up in there. There's a bomber nut placement up there on the right and then you can move up and get a marginal jam so you can clip the anchors. The top is a little tricky to find a good stance and it's not a good place to fall so don't screw up.

On the way down, swing over to the 12a and set the draws on that line…then go get your crimpy sport-climb on!