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Moby Dick 

YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: 1950s Hans Kraus and friends
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Submitted By: Michael G on Aug 18, 2010

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This is a variation to Andrew's last pitch, off of the GT Ledge.

Starting just right of the major Twilight Zone corner, climb the easy face to a flaky right-facing corner to the overhang, then traverse right and up a groove to a ledge and left-facing flake. Take the flake to the overhang above, traverse left across a white face, and up into the V-notch (crux). Climb past the overhang to the top.

Rappel to climber's right over No Glow. Three rappels from bolted anchors over No Glow will get you to the ground with a single rope.


Same start as Andrew off of the GT Ledge.


Save a medium to large cam to make the crux G.

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Aug 19, 2010

When I climbed this, the notch looked so much like V3 that I almost expected to climb it the same way. The holds through the notch are all like V3 ... but upside-down!

The rock just below the notch was a bit loose, if I recall.
By gblauer
From: Wayne, PA
Jun 17, 2012

Wow, quite an exciting finish to Andrew! Traverse with teeny feet, get into the v-notch on crimpers, stem into the v-notch, and a big reach for this shorty. G-rate gear, though I did not see the pin in the v-notch.
By David Stowe
Jun 18, 2012

Really fun pitch. Not something that I would recommend as a finish to Andrew as it is significantly harder than that climb, but a very nice pitch to do when you are on GT over that way. I don't ever remember a pin in the the notch, but there are two lower down. That notch can be really tricky. 5.8 if done right, but can feel a bit harder if you're off a bit.
By Logan Schiff
From: Brooklyn, NY
Sep 17, 2013

Very nice worthwhile climb! Some lichen and loose rock but pro below the notch is solid.
By Kurtz
Nov 5, 2014

The P2 Andrew "gulley" is often wet. The holds on either side are pretty good so you can usually step across (L->R) avoiding the wet stuff. The rock above stays dry (where you cross back R->L).

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