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Pack the Walls 

YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V ZA: 12 British: S 4b

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch
Consensus:  YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V ZA: 12 British: S 4b [details]
FA: Unknown
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Submitted By: Dan Mottinger on Jan 1, 2001

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Description 

At the Neanderthal Wall as you're going south on the trail, go past the large block and find an arete on the wall with a small alcove to the right of the arete. In the back of the alcove, climb the double cracks. The first moves off the deck are reachy, but the climb offers a fine, moderate lead.


Protection 

Standard rack. Some hexes work well in the cracks.

Per teece303: there is a two bolt anchor with quicklinks.



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Ben on an early trad lead at his home stomping grounds.
Ben on an early trad lead at his home stomping gro...
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Ascending the single crack on the right down low, and double cracks higher up. Just touched by the leaves in the foreground on the lower crack. <br /> <br />I'm guessing "The Fingers Have It" is the crack just visible in the right of this photograph.
BETA PHOTO: Ascending the single crack on the right down low, ...
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By Dan Mottinger
Sep 15, 2002

Please note that this route follows the cracks marked as number 2 in the bottom picture.

By ScoRo
From: Portland, OR
Aug 16, 2003

Damn fun route. Very good beginner trad-lead in my opinion. don't be afraid to reach a bit higher and find much better holds. The more timid you are, the harder the route. Either way, fun-fun-fun.

By percious
From: Bear Creek, CO
Apr 2, 2012
rating: 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

Great route with great protection. I wish it was longer. The opening moves are steep, and there's some loose rock at the crux before entering the chimney. No way I'd send a beginner leader up this one, but it's a good place to practice setting some anchors at the bottom.

By teece303
From: Highlands Ranch, CO
Jul 4, 2013
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

This route has two bolts at the top, with quicklinks. One of the bolts is a a spinner.

It overhangs by a few feet, which is surprising when you look at it (but watch the rope hang, it does not contact the rock at all).

It is harder than 5.6 -- 5.8 I'd say, at least by modern standard. The crack will eat up protection. The crux is down low.

By Kevin Heckeler
From: Upstate New York
Sep 22, 2013

Like many of the routes here, on no planet is this 5.6.