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Ex Nihilo 

YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b

Type:  Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 120'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: Rick Kollath
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Submitted By: Travis Hibbard on Feb 16, 2007

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view from edge of top-out.


From RCM&W

Climb the large dihedral immediately north of the Dirty Harry start and belay. The right-facing corner and cracks above form the crux pitch


Standard Rack, for toprope a few bigger pieces.

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Rock Climbing Photo: the top-out/top-rope anchor location is located ju...
the top-out/top-rope anchor location is located ju...
Rock Climbing Photo: another view of top-out.
another view of top-out.
Rock Climbing Photo: amphitheatre stone wall lookout/barricade. ex nihi...
amphitheatre stone wall lookout/barricade. ex nihi...

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By Dean Einerson
Jun 22, 2008

An excellent route!!
I led this last July, head point style. Gear was good but small, BD C3's, wires, Lowe Balls and cams up to BD #2 for top out.
By S. Stember
From: St. Paul, MN
May 4, 2009
rating: 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b

Way to go on that Dean! Head point is right.

Does anyone know what the route is to the right of this that has some bolts on it? I dont think its in the guidebook. I cant remember how many bolts were on it...looked like 5-7?

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