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Pancake Flake 

YDS: 5.9- French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 16 British: HVS 4c

Type:  Trad, 80'
Original:  YDS: 5.9- French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 16 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: Bill Smith, 1976
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Submitted By: 426 on Apr 16, 2007

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Pancake flake.


Grunt up a slot to the obvious 3-4" "Pancake" flake. Lieback and jam through fun, albeit somewhat dirty moves.


20' right of Train Time on the Celebrity Flake. Ring anchors on top.


Some wide stuff, perhaps to 4". There is a fixed pin above the squeeze chimney.

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By JF1
From: Las Vegas
Apr 9, 2012

Amazing route, don't skimp on the wider hand pieces. One of my favorites.
By Brandon.Phillips
From: Alabama
Oct 10, 2016
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

I brought 2 #4 camalots and 4 #3 camalots. That seemed just about right. As you finish the flake and end on a ledge, the anchors are out of sight. Continue climbing up, about 10 feet above the ledge, then traverse left 7 ft or so to ring anchors.

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