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Peruvian Flake 

YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 90'
Original:  YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: Steve Shea, Chris Landry 1976
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Submitted By: Steven Lucarelli on Jul 1, 2008

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Quentin Lauradunn moving left off of the Peruvian ...


Peruvian Flake is a fun wondering route that follows the contours of a flake/dihedral up the center of a clean face. Where the flake ends, move left across a thin face and then follow flaring cracks to the top.


This route starts about 10' left of Dean's Day Off at an obvious dihedral.


Standard rack up to a 2" or 3" piece with one fixed pin. Two bolt anchor at the top.

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By Steven Lucarelli
From: Moab, UT
Jul 1, 2008

Warning, as of 06/28/08 the right bolt at the anchor is loose and moves around inside the hole.
By Ivan Rezucha
From: Fort Collins, CO
Aug 15, 2010

Fun route despite the wandering. The flake itself is quite easy. You can get a very good #3 Camalot at the far side of the obvious slot. All 3 in our party thought the crux was the easy looking crack at the very top. I used a fist jam to top out.

I thought I had heard about Peruvian Flake. It turns out it's a climb in the Royal Arches area of Yosemite which may be where I heard of it. It's also a prized variety of cocaine, apparently.
By steve shea
Jun 17, 2011

Wrong again. I did the FA with Chris Landry, Kennedy was not there. We rated it 5.10. There were no fixed pins or anchors. It was fun.
By Lynn S
Jun 30, 2013

New anchor put in back in September of 2010.
By WadeM
Apr 7, 2016

Although easy, there was a mild run between the pin and next gear if I remember correctly.

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