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Field of Opportunity 

YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b

   
Type:  Trad, 2 pitches
Original:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
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Submitted By: Craig Childre on Jun 6, 2012

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Description 

Start on Field Triple and then traverse left onto the bolt's of Field Direct.

Location 

Same as Field Triple.

Protection 

Gear and bolts, gear for belay in hole.


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By K Gustafson
Mar 14, 2016
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a

CONDITION REPORT 
HUGE rattlesnake at the base
By Shelton Hatfield
Feb 27, 2014
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

This is a great route deserving of at least 3 stars in my opinion. It is one of the best well protected moderates at quartz with lots of quality climbing and an awesome belay perch midway. It felt solid at 5.8 but it's been a while. A variation traverses left under the roof at the top of the second pitch and pulls up an "overhanging handcrack" to top out. The variation probably makes the route a bit harder.
By K Gustafson
Mar 20, 2016
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a

I didn't care too much for this route. Given the book's high praise, I figured it was going to be a better climb. There was a major crux (at least 5.10) where the crack ends. Maybe I climbed too high, but I remember basically hand-foot matching an undercling, committing, finding a mono pocket, recommitting and rocking up into a handjam undercling. Don't get me wrong, it was a great move, but certainly nowhere in the 5.8 range. The belay hole for the first pitch was interesting. The only part of this climb I thought was classic was the super short and easy slab splitter crack on the second pitch.

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