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Perfect Match 

YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
FA: Jeff Follett 2005
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Euan Cameron on Jun 11, 2012

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BETA PHOTO: First Wave Buttress Left Topo

Description 

Start below the fine right to left leaning crack.

Climb directly up the small to large hands slitter passing the small overlap at 2/3 height.

Location 

Left side of buttress

Protection 

Trad rack.

Double Rings bolted anchor


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By Mammoth Jeff
Oct 21, 2013

I lead this crack back in 2005, pretty dirty so I didn't put anchors in. called the area Rattlesnake Gulch, due to the snakes I encountered.
By Euan Cameron
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From: Redlands and Mammoth Lakes
Nov 17, 2013

I have been there a few times (in summer and winter) and never seen a snake, although at 7000 and the sunny aspect I was expecting to see them about.