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Excavation Crack 

YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c PG13

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: Mike Reardon
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Mike Reardon on Mar 29, 2011

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Description 

This route will hopefully clean up as it sees more traffic.
Climb the newly excavated fist crack to a ledge below an arete. Climb the exciting arete over nice edges and horizontals to a small roof about 10 feet from the top. Take the crack and exit out and right, using the tree as gear or belay.

Location 

15' right of Weedwack Crack, near a tree. Locate the obvious, nice fist crack that needs a power wash. When you top this out to the tree filled ledge, you will be directly under 'Ice Cakes, 5.9+' and this, or Weedwack crack, could be a first pitch to it.

Protection 

Up to 4", Use a tree on the ledge as an anchor, rap or walk off right or keep climbing on Ice Cakes


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