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Heat Wave a.k.a. Layback Crack 

YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c

   
Type:  Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 60'
Original:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
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Submitted By: Ian Harmon on Jul 25, 2006

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Coming to terms with the opening moves of Layback ...

Description 

Follow the crack up and to the left. Continue up and to the right to the top. This route takes gear well at the bottom but pro is a little thin at the top, but still protects adequately. I thought the crux was figuring out the top.

Location 

This route is to the right of Air Conditioned. Look for a crack that curves up and left.

Protection 

Standard rack. Standard top rope set up.


Photos of Heat Wave a.k.a. Layback Crack Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Working my way up the first series of cruxes of He...
Working my way up the first series of cruxes of He...
Rock Climbing Photo: Working another still strenuous move on Heat Wave ...
Working another still strenuous move on Heat Wave ...
Rock Climbing Photo: Climber on the left is on A/C, climber on the righ...
Climber on the left is on A/C, climber on the righ...

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By TKrosbakken
From: Duluth, MN
May 28, 2009

i didnt think there was ever a crux it was solid 5.8 climbing from the first move to the top. great route. protects well on lead
By Eric Olson
From: Minneapolis, MN
Sep 22, 2012

45.396681 N, 92.653404° W (top)
By Gretchen Weber
Sep 2, 2015

Beginning of this route is crap-tastic for an 5.8 route (expect a 10b for the start). Once you get past that, it is a fun route.

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