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Free and Easy 

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

Type:  Trad, 2 pitches, 300'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
Season: Not when it's hot
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Submitted By: Jeremy Ross on Nov 26, 2007

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One of the "other" pitches that leads to...


Start to the right of "Wish Sandwich" and climb. P1 starts by linking discontinuos cracks until you get to the nice left facing corner (might be the crux but you are having too much fun to notice). At about 170 feet belay on a nice three bolt belay on a ledge. P2: slab climb past three bolts (crux) to join a left facing corner. Plug gear until you reach the single bolt. Back this up with a few pieces. P3: Climb up the remainder of the corner and turn it to gain a low angle slab (no protection) for about 30 or 40 feet. Belay on a nice ledge with two bolts. 3rd class up or climb one of the other pitches that lead to the top from this ledge. P2 and P3 can be combined into one but rope drag sucks and the rope runs over a nice little edge that I wouldn't want to fall on.


Right of Wish Sandwich.


to 3"

Photos of Free and Easy Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Pitch 3 , with belay shown
Pitch 3 , with belay shown
Rock Climbing Photo: going right and up to the ledge on pitch 3
going right and up to the ledge on pitch 3

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By FrankPS
From: Atascadero, CA
Oct 26, 2013

Good climb. If you start from the bottom of the buttress, where there is a crack about 10 feet up, the first pitch is a full 70 meters. You can start higher up, but for full value, start at the bottom.
By J. Albers
From: Colorado
Oct 27, 2013
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

Agreed Frank. You do need to start a ways up to the right in order to make the first pitch work with a 60m rope. The description for Wish Sandwich is even worse because that does start further down the cliff and it is still listed as a 200 foot pitch. I had to simul-climb about 20 feet (with a 70m rope) so that my partner could reach the belay.
By Matt N
From: Santa Barbara, CA
Jan 12, 2014

You also cannot combine P2/3 with a 60m as I found out (I was wondering WTF that bolt was doing next to a solid cam placement - oh a, belay - oops passed that one).
Not sustained at all, I'd give it a 5.7- if MP let me, but a nice climb.
By Mark Fletcher
Mar 17, 2015

If you are starting from the very bottom (very nice) and going all the way to the two bolt belay, it is a full 70 m pitch. I had just enough rope with a 70 m rope to clip into one of the bolts and set up a slingshot belay hanging from the rope on the bolt. The upper part of this pitch is fairly easy, but has a lot of opportunities for very small micro cams.

I used the single bolt and some cams in the crack to build a belay on our second pitch. This allows you to see your partner and keep the rope drag to a minimum. The third pitch is really nice.

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