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High Plains Drifter 

YDS: 5.11c French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 24 British: E4 6a

   
Type:  Trad, 3 pitches, 250', Grade IV
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11c French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 24 British: E4 6a [details]
FA: Raoul Sauco, Jake Darmopil
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Submitted By: Colin Moorhead on Aug 9, 2010

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short stemming section with tight hands at the end...

Description 

Pitch 1. 5.10c. Beautiful, sustained, gently overhanging hands. Over graded in current guidebooks.

Pitch 2. 5.11c. challenging hands and fingers. As the crack peters out make a committing reach (dyno for the short) to a decent hold and pull over the arete. Very exciting, but safe with good pro.

Pitch 3. 5.5 easy slab climbing to the top.


Location 

High Plains Sector.

From pitch 10 of Angels Crest traverse ledge approximately 50 meters and scurry up short gully to spacious ledge.

Protection 

Double set of cams, 4-6 gold camalots for pitch one. No bigger than #3 camalot.


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Awesome position, pitch one
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By Eric Fjellanger
Aug 19, 2010

Don't mean to detract, but there's already a HPD entry under "Sheriff's Badge". Isn't the North Gulley the dividing line between the Sheriff's Badge and the North Walls?
By Peter Spindloe
From: North Vancouver, BC
Aug 19, 2010

Yes, that's true. I'll combine them (but not today). Thanks for pointing that out.