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Fay Drostenson 

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

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 30'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: Butler/Laeser/Torres (solo-early 90s), bolted by Walt Wehner, Day Frostenson, and Theo Takeda, 7/2000
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Submitted By: Monomaniac on Apr 16, 2007

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Description 

The S-most route on the E wall of the Pit. This route ascends a short overhang on killer pockets to a good ledge. A final 10 foot section on small, sharp pockets and crimps leads to the chains. One of the few White Rock routes with morning shade.

Location 

The 2nd route approached on the left side of the Pit.

Protection 

3 bolts to 2 BA. May want to stick clip 1st bolt.


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By Jason Hundhausen
From: Bozeman, MT
Jul 2, 2007
rating: 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b

I think this climb--if you stay on the face at the top--is just as challenging as Gralisa Leen. You can ease the grade quite a bit if you grab around the edge to the right. Fun climb overall, bouldery start.
By Wa3lt
Jan 2, 2009

It's worth noting that I've been told that this route was ascended as a solo/highball before I bolted it. I didn't know that at the time, but I still think it's a fun route and better as a sport climb than a solo.

So I guess what I'm trying to say is that the FA was probably solo by one or another of the Butler/Laeser/Torres trio when they were in high school.