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MD Route 

YDS: 5.11d French: 7a Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII ZA: 25 British: E5 6a

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 45'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11d French: 7a Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII ZA: 25 British: E5 6a [details]
FA: Mark D
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Submitted By: Ian G. on Mar 20, 2010

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MD Route


This route is fairly short, with some easy moves right up to the crux. Grab a left hand pinch, fingerlock and handjam. Make a bizarre mantle move and yer pretty much done. This is a good climb to push your limit on, as the fall from the crux is super clean.


This route is sandwiched between Chain Mail and Rauch Factor. Easily distinguishable by the heavily chalked crack.


Fully bolted. You may want a cam (0.5 camalot) after doing to the crux.

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By Micah Klesick
From: Vancouver, WA
Sep 9, 2015

Difficult for the grade IMO, especially considering the crag. It's harder than both the "12a" routes at Ozone. Great fun and a burly crux move.

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