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Morning's Mourning 

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

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.8+ French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- British: HVS 4c [details]
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Description 

Start up through blocky holds to a ledge below a right facing corner > jams, finger locks, and a few face holds take you to the top. The crux for me was a ringlock section half way up the crack (protected by a .5 camalot). Belay from a large tree at the cliff top.


Location 

Left of Mint Julep when you're facing the wall. (Orange Out Sector)


Protection 

A few nuts, standard rack to #3 camalot



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blocky start leads to a prominent right facing crack
BETA PHOTO: blocky start leads to a prominent right facing cra...
looking down from the belay
looking down from the belay
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By Greg DeMatteo
From: W. Lebanon, NH
Sep 26, 2008
rating: 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c

Probably the best hand jamming at the Overlook. Surprisingly funky towards the top of the dihedral.

By Garek
Oct 23, 2010
rating: 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c

I got caught up and fell half way up the last crack, couldn't hold onto the a toe jam I tried. Had to finish it out though. Good smearing and deep hand jams

By Paul Davidson
Oct 27, 2010

I've seen an ankle hairline fractured on this climb when a freak slide down the face popped a foot on the little scoop up about half way up. Didn't look like anything at all until the leader starting wailing in pain. Bit of a PIA to carry a guy out of there on your back. Good lesson in dangers of simple falls though.

By William Nelson
From: Cave Creek, AZ
Jul 29, 2013
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c

Awesome hand crack/fingers in right facing dihedral. Last 8 feet crack goes away. At this point , look around for crux hold. Without key hold, the last bit goes at 5.9. With the crucial hold it is old school 5.8

By Micah Kurtz
Sep 26, 2013
rating: 5.9- 5c 17 VI HVS 4c

Beware of a nasty hornets nest just before you enter the crack.