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Inca Roads 

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

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 90'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: Dale Farnham, Paul Boving 1974
Season: April-October is best
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Submitted By: brucelacroix on May 7, 2011

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Another good crack line. Hands to fingers. Sucks up gear. Was rated 5.9 in the old guidebook.


Just left of Little Known Wonder. Right of Imperial Master. See photo.


Gear to 3.5". Two bolt anchor.

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By Drederek
Apr 19, 2012
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a

I've always thought of this climb as a benchmark for the area - if its harder than Inca Roads its 5.10, if its equal to it or less its not.
By brl
From: Washington, D.C.
Oct 16, 2012

This climb is very good and is definitely no harder than 5.9.
By geoff georges
From: Seattle, Wa.
Feb 25, 2014
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

This is one of my favorite 5.9 cracks anywhere. The wide part maybe hard if you are short and have small hands, a # 4 works or a #5 works there, good to double up with cams 2-3" if in doubt of your crack skills.I hate to be a jerk, but this is really a 5.8.
By drsoc
Apr 25, 2014
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a

This is a super route! One of the best 5.9s I've climbed anywhere. I am short (5'4") with very small hands (#1 BD cam) and bad at wide cracks, but the wide part in the beginning was not the crux for me (you can basically avoid it).

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