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YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI British: E1 5a

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: Parks, Skidmore '78
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Submitted By: Brian Adzima on Apr 24, 2007
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Layback 5.9+


Low but protectable crux with the namesake move. Pretty tame afterwards. Very popular and busy on weekends


100 feet west of the big roof


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Justin giving the route its name on the polished crux
Justin giving the route its name on the polished c...
Scott climbing Layback, April 2008
Scott climbing Layback, April 2008
Layback 5.9+
BETA PHOTO: Layback 5.9+
Layback 5.9+
Layback 5.9+
roger eyeing up the crux on TP. the stone is very polished for 8ft or so.
roger eyeing up the crux on TP. the stone is very ...
Layback 5.9+
Layback 5.9+
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By Rafiki
Jun 10, 2007

Tricky for the grade..very polished after thousands have smeared on the same face. The crux is finding feet that will stick.

By Mike Holley
From: Boone, NC
Oct 25, 2011

Fantastic Climb, but as mentioned before, crux is definitely finding feet that stick. More polished the closer you get to the crack, use a little imagination and you can find good feet. Protects well and eases out after the first bulge. Another Fun one in the Bridge Area!

By Troy Russell
From: Fenton, MI
Feb 12, 2012

Great climb!

There are anchors at the top, easily accessible for setting up top rope.

By Troy Russell
From: Fenton, MI
Feb 15, 2012

Great crack to climb.

Easily able to set up top rope. Just find your way to the big roof and follow the narrow path along the fence. Not 20 feet away should be the anchors, hanging about a foot down the edge of the cliff.

By Ryan Myers
From: Tempe, Arizona
Nov 24, 2012

First climb at the New. Fun route.