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Fractal 

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

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 130'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: July, 1986 by Thomas and Ranier Malzbender
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Submitted By: John Gunnels on Apr 9, 2006

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Description 

This is a VERY enjoyable pitch with excellent protection. Another Tower dihedral which utilizes stemming and a few face moves. The crux comes about 20 or so feet below the anchors.

Protection 

A full set of stoppers and Camalots to #3.


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The climb ends at the small roof on the arete up and left of the climber's head.  Photo: Adam Sinner
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By Phil Lauffen
From: The Bubble
Sep 27, 2010

This is a very enjoyable climb with some cool stemming down low followed by a stemmy/facey crux near the top. A good warmup for some of the more difficult routes in the area.