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Outside Corner 

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

   
Type:  Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 50'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- British: HVS 4c [details]
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Submitted By: Steve Marr on Jan 17, 2007
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BETA PHOTO: top of outside corner

Description 

This is a fun climb and popular lead. There are a couple of options for the start: you can either climb the outside corner to a stance and then step right, or climb the blocky face to the right that is in direct line with the upper part of the climb. Continue climbing to the right of the arete to a small ledge just below the crux at about 3/4 of the way up. The crux is an awkward right leaning layback to a decent crack. Reach high and work your feet up the smooth surface. There are a couple of old pins on the route. Like most of the climbs here, Outside Corner felt stiff for the grade. Photo.


Location 

This is located on the far left side of K Wall and climbs just to the right of the obvious arete.


Protection 

If leading, bring a light rack with small to medium gear and a couple draws to clip the old pins. If TR'ing, anchor off bolts and the strange assortment of rebar and hooks at the top.



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Jay mid-route.
Jay mid-route.
Mike Donahue sending it on TR during late summer of 2009.
Mike Donahue sending it on TR during late summer o...
Nearing the top.
Nearing the top.
Outside Corner on a Fall day.
Outside Corner on a Fall day.
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By john cronin
Jul 19, 2011
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c

Great route. See if you can find the piton on the way up. Got to within 5 feet of the top. 2 bolts at top make this super easy to set up TR. Make sure to tie in for safety. Was up on top at 6.30am. New paint and humidity made thinks slick.

By colin-72
Nov 14, 2013
rating: 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c

Awesome trad lead! Feels about 5.8+ PG-13. Found one pin at the bottom of the route but no others. The crux has some nice exposure and good pro, just make sure not to cover up your hand holds in the crack. Small trad rack required; a couple draws and runners, regular set of nuts, cams small to medium, and a few good hexes couldn't hurt. Also, cordelette or sling for the two anchor bolts on top.... Enjoy the view of Beantown if you send it!

Colin, just before the crux on a cloudy day in November, 2013.
Colin, just before the crux on a cloudy day in November, 2013.