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Greatness is Subjective 

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

Type:  TR, 1 pitch, 50'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10- French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a [details]
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Submitted By: Doug Hemken on Oct 4, 2011

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Burt takes a stab at Greatness.


The lower half is classic Devils Lake. The holds are all there, you just have to figure out how to use them! The upper half is a fun romp up a nose. An alternate finish steps right and goes up the steep crack on the N face.


On the mossy wall to the right of "North Chimney". Start on good holds in the middle of this wall. The route stays to the left of the wall's right-hand edge. Ends on the blocks to the West of Great Tower proper.


None, really, until past the crux.

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By Doug Hemken
Oct 4, 2011

A really nice little sequence.
By Burt Lindquist
From: Madison, WI
Oct 4, 2011

This climb reminds me of "R-Exam" at East Bluff. At the start...steep and smooth with in-obvious but in-situ positive holds that require puzzle solving to negotiate and has no trad gear options. It doesn't wander quite like "R-Exam" though. And also like "R-Exam" it shoots for a rest at a very positive horizontal then throws a final short steep devious bit at you before reaching the fun easier rib like feature that leads to the top. Gee- I sound like I really like the route "R-Exam" huh?
By Burt Lindquist
From: Madison, WI
Oct 4, 2011

Hey climbers! There are options for other cool hard un-attempted climbs in this shaded alley behind Great Tower.

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