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Eve of Destruction 

YDS: 5.10d French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 21 British: E3 5b

   
Type:  Trad, Alpine, 1 pitch, 90'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10d French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 21 British: E3 5b [details]
FA: Eve Laeger, Kris Solem, Herb Laeger, July 1990
Season: Spring through Fall
Page Views: 165
Submitted By: Brian Prince on Sep 16, 2013

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BETA PHOTO: Eve of Destruction. Note in full size view belay s...

Description 

A very worthwhile pitch. The line is beautiful and obvious. On the left side of big, bad Voyager is a large "Y" with black rock between the two upper arms. Eve goes up the bottom leg.

The bottom half features some sometimes burly liebacking on a rounded flake/edge of the crack. The top half is some wild, technical liebacking and working a sometimes no-crack shallow corner. Pro is generally good except for a relatively easy bit of a liebacking run to a jug on the bottom and a run to the anchors when the crack totally closes shut at the top.

Fun, but this thing was really dirty!

Location 

Left side of Voyager. To the right of a sweet looking 5.12 black corner

Protection 

Pro to 3" with some extra small stuff (at least one grey and purple metolius). Small offset stoppers also useful. Anchor is three bolts and tat


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By Kris Solem
From: Monrovia, CA
Nov 21, 2014

The name "Eve of destruction" refers to Eve Laeger, who did the first lead. As was mentioned, the crack gets dirty so we aided it first to clean it. The water streak and flake to the right is "Cast of Characters" - 5.10 or 5.11+ depending on how you choose to finish. Which ever way you go the top is hard to read.