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Feet First. 5.9 R 

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

Type:  Trad, 2 pitches, 320'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: Andy Ross Paul Ross (Alt Leads)
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: USBRIT on Nov 14, 2011

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Andy following P2


Located from the Two Fingers Canyon area. Climbed on sight, bolts placed on lead from free stances.
On both pitches the climbing is quite sustained. The second 5.9 pitch is perhaps not quite as technical as the first 5.9 pitch but the strata is upside down rather like the tiles of a roof and the 30' runouts between bolts keeps the mind focused (feet first).

Starts from the top of a wave that has a prominate junaper tree at its top.See topo. About 30mins walk north from the road end.

P1) Up the short dark brown slab past a bolt at 15'. Move left then right and follow a total of 7 bolts to double anchors.160'5.9.
P2)Climb out left from the belayto a bolt at about 25' . Trend up to the right and up across the awkward but low angled slab past four more bolts to double anchors.160' 5.9R..
Rap the route.


Two Fingers Canyon area ... See location to this canyon on "Remembrance" Day description


Quick draws, slings. Two 60m ropes

Photos of Feet First. 5.9 R Slideshow Add Photo
Andy starting P1
Andy starting P1
Moonrise over the Reef. 11/11/11
Moonrise over the Reef. 11/11/11
Andy higher on P1
Andy higher on P1
Top of the climb.
Top of the climb.
Following P1
Following P1
A) Feet First.5.9R
BETA PHOTO: A) Feet First.5.9R
Paul starting P2
Paul starting P2
Andy top of P2
Andy top of P2
Andy on belay top of P1
Andy on belay top of P1
Routes from the Two Fingers parking area. A)Feet F...
BETA PHOTO: Routes from the Two Fingers parking area. A)Feet F...
Paul higher on P2
Paul higher on P2
Picking the next project.
Picking the next project.

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