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High Anxiety 

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

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 75'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
FA: Eric Forney
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Submitted By: adampeters on Jan 4, 2007

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Description 

The main route at Lower Scott, start on either side of the arete to gain great pro and climbing. Head straight up the crack and pull around a slight bulge for the crux. Continue up to Anchors on a good ledge.

Location 

The trail to the bottom of the crag was redone a couple of years ago by volunteers, thanks guys, and is much better than it used to be.

Protection 

Nuts and Cams, but nothing larger than a #2 Camalot should suffice. Two bolt anchor at the top.


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Josh on High Anxiety Nov 2008
Josh on High Anxiety Nov 2008
coming around the bulge
coming around the bulge
An unknown climber on High Anxiety, Mt. Scott, Wic...
An unknown climber on High Anxiety, Mt. Scott, Wic...
Face portion of High Anxiety after you pull out of...
BETA PHOTO: Face portion of High Anxiety after you pull out of...
The initial roof system on High Anxiety.  Couple g...
BETA PHOTO: The initial roof system on High Anxiety. Couple g...
finding the flake
finding the flake

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By Andy Chasteen
From: Oklahoma City, OK
Jan 28, 2008

This is arguably the most climbed route in the Refuge. Always sees traffic because of quick access to the route, and the two bolt anchor at the top.
Plus it's a good climb....
By CalebSimpson
Apr 26, 2009

Yowza! This climb gave me a run for my money. Took my first big lead fall on this one. Placed a yellow TCU about 3/4 up the route and had clipped it but didn't quite like it, so jamed my hand in the crack bellow and began to move up to check it out, my jam blew and I want sailing down about 20ft. I SHOULD have not fallen that far though, but my belayer was a newbie and there was a lot of drag in the tope making it hard to determine how much slack there actually was. It gave me a good scare.

The route makes you think though. It's a very sustained 5.7 and a hard 5.7 at that.
By Scott Strong
From: Dallas, TX
Nov 27, 2010
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

This route eats up gear. Most of the climbing is fairly easy and straight-forward. Great hands and feet. The crux is very committing and exposed but protects beautifully. Once through the crux, it's easy climbing. I definitely feel the name of this route is appropriate.