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Lichen 

YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- British: HVS 4c

   
Type:  Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: Andy Peter, Steve Kanoza 2004
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Vincent Greene on Dec 26, 2004
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Description 

This is located to the right of Leap Frog, on the other side of a gap/chimney. Start on the arete left of the route to reach and clip the first bolt, then follow the protection and bolts to the chains shared with Leap Frog.


Protection 

Bolts and gear up to 1". Chain anchors shared with Leap Frog.



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By Joseph Stover
From: Batesville, AR
Jan 21, 2006

This route can be done without any trad gear. It is then a little runout in a couple of spots. The bolts are where they are needed most. But as always use your own judgement.

The beginning is difficult for 5.8, similar to the 8's at lefthand wall, to some shelves and some slabby stuff. The view at the top of this climb is amazing and makes it all worthwhile!

60M rope necessary!

By Scott Tucker
From: Tucson, AZ
Feb 28, 2006
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c

Thought this was a decent climb. Good slabby start then easier climbing to top.

By Erin Cook
From: Tucson AZ
Nov 9, 2009
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c

It definately eases up at the 3rd bolt but gets some rope drag towards the end. I liked it.

By Don Stump
From: Sierra Vista, AZ
Jan 9, 2011

Yes, no trad gear necessary and I felt very safe because of the protection placement.