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Long Walk Rock
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Cat's Meow, The S 
Free the Ostriches T 
L.A.T.E. T 
Litter Box? or maybe a new FA? T 
Long Walk Crack T 
Tiger Paw S 

Free the Ostriches 

YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: E1 5a

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 50'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: Ament, Wilson, Huerta
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Submitted By: Climberordinaire on Mar 8, 2009

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Description 

Wide to OW crack splitting the middle of the south face on the lower tier. Crux is getting off the ground and through the initial bulge.

Location 

Obvious, wide crack splitting south face of lower tier.

Protection 

Gear to 6", either walk off or traverse right to Cat's Meow anchors.


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By Rich Farnham
Jan 30, 2011

Bring tape. You pull pretty hard on a few fist-jams in some pretty coarse rock. Feels more like Vedauwoo than Boulder Canyon granite. A fun climb if you don't mind hiking a long way to do 30' routes.

Single set of BD #1-#6 protects it well. Walk the 6 with you -- it's nice to have for a constriction in the upper section of the crack.
By James Beissel
From: Boulder, CO
Jan 30, 2011
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

Despite the meager height, it is a respectable OW pitch (at least by Boulder Canyon standards) for those seeking experience.