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Koon's Corner 

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

   
Type: Trad, 1 pitch, 110'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: T. Hudgel, 2001 (?)
Season: Faces N/NW
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Submitted By: Tony B on Sep 8, 2013
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Great climb that starts out on a junky pillar to a...

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Description 

This is a good line with good rock. It could use a good brushing for aesthetics, but the holds you use are already clean and it takes pretty good gear. This is more of a stemming affair than a crack climb, after all. If you do climb it, spare a moment to brush it as well... it will only improve.


Location 

This route is in the narrow corner just left of Fogline and goes up that corner to a ledge. At the ledge, move over right to the anchors on Fogline and lower off on a 70m rope. A 60m can be made to work... with caution.


Protection 

A single rack from tips to 3" including cams and nuts.



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By slim
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Sep 9, 2013
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a

Definitely some stemming on this one. Bring a wire brush, when I did it there was a lot of lichen.