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Ice Station Zebra 

YDS: 5.10c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII ZA: 20 British: E2 5b

Type:  Sport, 2 pitches, 100'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII ZA: 20 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: Charlie Kardaleff, 2005
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Submitted By: kyber on Aug 30, 2008

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BETA PHOTO: First pitch. 5.9. Liebacks and crack climbing tech...


dihedral to crack to 1st anchor then slabby techy arete to 2nd. couple problems here and there to figure out but nothing too cruxy


the ice plant wall is across from the raven wall hike up and you'll find this climb in the only corner of the ice plant. again dihedral start to a crack.


8 bolts to 1st set of anchors (5.9) 5 more to the second set (10c)

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Rock Climbing Photo: Almost to the top of pitch 1.
Almost to the top of pitch 1.
Rock Climbing Photo: Pitch two
Pitch two

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By B. Climbin'
Apr 7, 2009

The first pitch of this route is nothing but pure fun. The second pitch might mess with your head at first, but just go for it! I'd recommend having your belayer tie a knot at the end of the rope, this beast is long.
By Brian in SLC
Jul 27, 2010

9 lead bolts to first set of anchors, which is out of the crack to the right.
By Phil Lauffen
From: The Bubble
Jul 27, 2011

Its funny climbing these crack routes at tensleep and seeing the tick marks and chalk on the tiny crimps beside the perfect hand crack...
By Top Rope Hero
From: Was Estes Park, now homeless
Sep 30, 2011
rating: 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b

First pitch is four star quality--despite that slippery black buttery start. The extension isn't nearly as fun, but well worth doing. And yah, just to be clear, both the book AND this post on MP under report the number of bolts to the first anchor by one.

Number nine...........number nine.........number nine.......
By Eric Chabot
From: Thetford Ctr, VT
Jul 8, 2013

Super cool climb. Corner -> splitter on a face -> arete. Awesome!
By Daniel Nelson
From: Jackson, WY
Aug 11, 2015

Crack was fun; layback with solid feet and many holds/feet outside crack - never really required to jam with more than one extremity. Upper pitch/arete was definitely slabby and difficult to read; less enjoyable.

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