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All American Arete S 
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Box Tops T 
Corner left of All American Hand Crack T 
Far East T 
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Far East 

YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: Unknown
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Submitted By: Colonel Mustard on Jun 1, 2012

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A left facing hand crack formed from a slightly separated block marks the lower half of the route. Beginning with a wide hands roof with great feet, curve around the roof up the hand crack until gaining the top of the block. From here a bit of unprotected face climbing leads to protection and broken cracks to the anchors.


On the South face of the formation, the start is just under the golden face of a very large block.


Medium cams from .5" to 3", with perhaps a finger piece thrown in to protect after the unprotected face portion. Two bolt anchor, no chains or rap rings. I walked off into the gulley towards climber's left.

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By Patrick Mulligan
Jun 15, 2012

Really easy for 5.9, especially considering that AAHC is 10a. Added rings to bolts.

A year later and those rings (3/8" links and heavy duty rappel rings) were taken and replaced by 1/4" plated home depot junk. We rapped from them, but they suck.
By Tyson Waldron
From: Reno, NV
Aug 15, 2014

Unfortunately, the rap situation is still at Patrick explains it... Wished I had hardware on me to fix it up... Next time. We descended into the gully that houses All American Hand Crack, which is a bit dicey in one spot, but totally doable. Once down you'll be staring right at AAHC, which we immediately hopped on.
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