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Oso Smokey 

YDS: 5.12a French: 7a+ Ewbanks: 25 UIAA: VIII+ British: E5 6a

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.12a/b French: 7b Ewbanks: 26 UIAA: VIII+ British: E5 6a [details]
FA: (TR) Tyler Logan, Loren Scott & Chuck Scott, 1995, FL: Tyler Logan & Chris Miller, June 1997
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Submitted By: Euan Cameron on Mar 9, 2007
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Description 

This route is a powerful undertaking, with its distinct crux at the top.

The first 1/3 is easy enough. The middle section involves nice technical climbing up the arete, after which a good resting spot is reached. The last 1/3 of the climb is powerful, and requires determination to pass the last bolt and continue to the anchors.

A nice climb.


Location 

Rightmost route on the East Face


Protection 

5 bolts, 2 ring anchors



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By C Miller
Administrator
Mar 9, 2007
rating: 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a

An area classic with technical moves and a distinct crux after the fourth bolt. The other side of the arete is bolted as well and goes at 5.12c.

By Tyler Logan
From: Bishop, CA
Mar 27, 2008
rating: 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ E5 6b

I think this route would be more classic if the squeeze job to the left hadn't been forced, especially since it will probably see virtually NO ascents, ever.