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Pestilence S 
Way It Is, The S 


YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: Howard Doyle & Brent Kertzman '91
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Submitted By: Peter Gram on Jul 26, 2002

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On the northwest side of Hornsby's, Pestilence is the left route of the two bolted lines. Climb through the bolts which are hard to pick out from the ground. This route is well protected, but more runout then The Way It Is. Fixed anchors and a one rope rappel to get off.


bolted route, fixed anchors at the top

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By Brent Kertzman
From: Black Hills, SD
Feb 9, 2008
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

The bolts were replaced with stainless steel 3/8" x 3 3/4" Hiltis recently. Definately a route for beginning 5.9 leaders. Multiple cruxes with good rests. I'm not certain why this route is catergorized as sport considering the bolts were placed on the lead.
By Byron J. Hastings
From: Mystic, SD
Sep 6, 2011
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a

The last moves on this route are quite reachy for someone under 5'-6" tall.

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