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Horseshoe Pits 

YDS: 5.8- French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 14 British: VS 4c

Type:  Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 70'
Original:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: Al Swanson, 2000
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Submitted By: Euan Cameron on Jul 5, 2007  with updates from kenr

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Placing gear on Horseshoe Pits, 5.8


Climb the obvious broken dihedral. Tricky moves midway up the first section and another tricky section at the top of the second are easily protected.


Obvious dihedral on the right side


Gear to 2.5", double bolt anchors.

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By C Miller
Jul 5, 2007
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

So-so climbing on this one.
By butters
From: Mammoth Lakes, Ca
Oct 23, 2013
rating: 5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c

fun toprope climb via cleaning lady 5.9 . could be a fun trad lead but kinda runout. lieback flake climbing was really fun.
By old5ten
From: Berkeley + Sunny Slopes, CA
Jul 7, 2015
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

missed the tricky moves on this one ;-)
By kenr
Aug 3, 2015
rating: 5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c

We set up Top-Rope by extending static rope or long runners down over the top edge from the two-chain top anchor above the top of Ringer. Though our rope connection point was at an angle from the chains, it held in place nicely as we climbed it several times.
We reached that two-chain anchor by scrambing up around the Right (west) side of cliff. The top area is fairly slopy, so be careful of slipping off (and careful not to dislodge loose rocks + dirt).

Some thoughtful moves, well within the range of 5.8
By SMarsh
Aug 3, 2015
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

Climbed it twice on top rope. Liked it more the second time. Interesting sequences.

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