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Hurley Direct 

YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI British: HVS 5a

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI British: HVS 5a [details]
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Submitted By: Kurt Johnson on Oct 29, 2006
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Description 

This is a more difficult but straightforward alternative to the Hurley Traverse. Instead of heading into the Cave, simply climb straight up the wall you'd normally traverse.


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I've only done it once, as one of my first 5.9 leads, and I remember my partner wincing as I almost fell before getting in my first piece of pro. I think all I could finagle for my first couple pieces were some sketchy stoppers. It's a very short pitch, but even a short fall here onto that ledge would make for a heinously painful descent.



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By Micahisaac
From: Longmont, CO
Jul 15, 2007

Not that bad. TCUs work fine.