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First Best 

YDS: 5.10- French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ British: E1 5a

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 70'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10- French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ British: E1 5a [details]
FA: Pat Callis, Brian Leo, Steve White, 70s?
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Submitted By: Nick Stayner on Apr 6, 2007
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Description 

Another classic pitch, one of the best cracks in GC.
p1- Facey moves bring you to a bulge Drop a small nut in a crack above, pull moves, clip a pin, and rally up the corner to a ledge. 70', .10-


Location 

The great-looking corner right of the Standard Route. P1 ends at a rap anchor shared with Thing in Between and Tigger. Single rope rap here or continue up Tigger/variations to the top.


Protection 

Singles, from small to a #2 camalot. My foggy memory seems to recall a possible #3 camalot placement near the top of the corner, but I can't say for sure.



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By Erik the Awful
From: Bozeman
Jul 23, 2009

There is no longer a fixed pin on this route.

By W.S.
From: Montana
May 31, 2010
rating: 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a

There is no longer a fixed pin, but if you hurry you might find a stuck TCU about a third of the way up. Not ours, and we didn't succeed in getting it out. Great climb. Like the description says, there is a possible #3 placement towards the top, but it's not necessary because that's the easiest part and there are other options for pro.

By Ty Morrison-Heath
From: Bozeman, MT
Apr 22, 2012

Fun climb! A little stressful getting off the ground. The crux is at the bottom above the talus that you are going to hit if you blow it. A couple of nut placements were very key to doing this climb safely.