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Merman 

YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b

   
Type:  Trad, 2 pitches, 200'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
FA: Townsend/Wicks
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Submitted By: old5ten on Feb 18, 2014  with updates from Todd Townsend

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Description 

P1 (5.6/7): from the right side of the toe of the buttress head up and left toward a bolt (easy climbing, but a bit off the ground). Pass a small lip on the left while following a thin/flaring crack seam, then head up the face past three more bolts and angle right toward the prominent bush and anchor.
P2 (5.7): go up past six bolts then move right into a crack system that leads up toward the 2nd anchor. Alternatively, it is possible to go straight up from the 6th bolt, watch the giant flake (that may or may not be loose).

A good warm-up.

Location 

Start at the toe of the slab. Two 30m rappels from mussy hooks.

Protection 

P1- 4 bolts and optional thin gear
P2- 6 bolts and gear to 2"


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By Austin Archer
From: Bishop, Ca.
Feb 20, 2014

Nice rock! Good times.
By Morgan Nutting
From: Bishop, CA
Feb 21, 2014

Did this in one pitch, a lot of drag, probably should have broken it into 2. Good climbing though, fun stuff.
By Todd Townsend
From: Bishop, CA
May 27, 2014
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

Although it is possible to climb this route by only clipping the bolts, I wouldn't call it a sport climb. The cruxes are bolt protected, but most people will want some additional gear, especially for the top half of the second pitch. The pitches can be run together, but it's probably best to break them up to reduce rope drag.