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YDS: 5.10d French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ British: E3 5b

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10d French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ British: E3 5b [details]
FA: Alan Nelson, 1995
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Submitted By: Richard M. Wright on Aug 14, 2001
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There are perfect jams in the horizontal crack tha...


The easiest line up the West side of Highlander Crag, Highlander runs up the slab toward a corner in the roof above. A fun high step gains a couple of good horrizontal jams from which the anchor is perfectly clip-able. However, with Alan around he demands an additional move up past the anchor to savor the final burly thrutch. Indulge him for the sake of the power buzz.


Bring five draws and something for the double bolt anchor at the top.

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Luke gaining the ledge below the crux.
Luke gaining the ledge below the crux.
Until you've seen it done, this layback seems pretty unlikely. Rather than pulling onto your right foot as Luke is doing, you can instead, if you're reasonably tall, jump off your left foot with the right foot up and get the jug above the bolt.
Until you've seen it done, this layback seems pret...
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By ?????
Jan 5, 2005

A damn fun route with a fun crux between the the last bolt and the anchors.

By Kaner
From: Eagle
Apr 13, 2008

Strongly agree with Alan's demand of actually finishing the route. This was the hardest move for me. The upper overhang is like 3 consecutively harder, bouldery roofs with great jugs and cracks. Fun fun.