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Fine Whine 

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

   
Type:  Trad, 4 pitches, 500', Grade II
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: Paul Van Betten, Larry DeAngelo
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Submitted By: Larry DeAngelo on Oct 2, 2009

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An airy move to the left on the traverse.

Description 

Climb the obvious corner and crack system above, eventually reaching the large ledge midway up the western wall. Continue across the ledge and up a crack to a belay position by a short chimney. Climb up the crack and traverse left at a large prominent varnish patch, then straight up to the summit.

Walk west to the rappel tree.

Location 

Scramble up the approach slabs to the brushy ledge at the base of the western wall. The route starts in the corner system on the left.

Protection 

We had a big cam (#6 Friend) and used it; two ropes for rappel


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The first pitch climbs this aesthetic corner.
The first pitch climbs this aesthetic corner.
Fine Whine goes up the crack system at the left en...
BETA PHOTO: Fine Whine goes up the crack system at the left en...
On the uppermost pitch, contemplating the traverse...
On the uppermost pitch, contemplating the traverse...
Looking down from the top of the varnish patch aft...
Looking down from the top of the varnish patch aft...

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