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On a Wing and a Prayer 

YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: E1 5a R

Type:  Trad, 4 pitches, 780', Grade III
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: Paul Ross, Marea Ross, 18th Sept 2006
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Little Chamonix on Sep 19, 2006

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Marea topping out Pitch 3


Takes a direct Line between "Reef Knot" and "By the Seat of Your Pants".Start at the lowest point of the slab above the bushes in the wash between the two waves.P3 gives excellent sustained slab climbing.
P1)Straight up easy slab and shallow groove/crack to cam anchors.190'5.3.
P2)Continue up obvious shallow groove to double anchors above a dark colored slab.190'5.5.
P3)Straight up the steepening slab past 4 bolts(go slightly right at the third bolt) . Then up to double anchors below an easy angled slab. 180' 5.9+R
P4) Directly up easy slab to double anchors. 220'5.2. From here one can 4th class about 400' to the summit of the slab . Register in small cairn on summit.
Descend the Route .


Drive 3 miles from the wire gate exit from I.70 to pull on left near some large boulders. From hear one can walk directly across to the formation , about 15 mins.


A few cams .Friends #.5 #1 #3.5. Metolus #1 , medium small stopper. Two 60'ropes.

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