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

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch
Original:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
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Submitted By: Andrew R. on May 4, 2011

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Low angle groove to crack above

Protection 

various


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Rock Climbing Photo: Straddling the twin cracks coming up to Groovy
Straddling the twin cracks coming up to Groovy
Rock Climbing Photo: Groovy
Groovy
Rock Climbing Photo: Pumping it up.
Pumping it up.
Rock Climbing Photo: Blue line is Groovy, Purple line is Twin Cracks an...
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By David Raines
Jul 3, 2013

The 5.9 crux is the obvious overhanging hand / fist crack. The crux isn't terribly long, but its above a small ledge. I actually brought up my 2nd, and did the moves with a closer belay, just to feel more secure. Fun route, though, if you're up there and can lead 5.9 cracks.
By K Baumgartner
Aug 18, 2013

Great route for the crux being so short.

Crux is getting feet to pull up and continue with hand jams.

Gear anchor.
By Bob Ewing
From: Arlington
Nov 5, 2013

First pitch is slab, medium to big cams. Lots of lichen. Goes up to a ledge beneath the crux. I took David Raines's advice: I built an anchor on the ledge before the crux and belayed my partner up. This way you can communicate better with your belayer, have more gear for the second pitch, and as David says have your partner nearby when you do the crux.

The crux is a ~ 12 foot slightly overhanging crack with high feet. As K Baumgartner says, getting your feet into the overhanging crack at the beginning is the hardest part. Excellent jams, #2, #3 cams. It was hard for me, I was happy to get the onsight.

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