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Peter Principle 

YDS: 5.11d French: 7a Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII British: E5 6a

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11d French: 7a Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII British: E5 6a [details]
FA: Louie Anderson, 2007
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Submitted By: C Miller on Feb 12, 2012
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Steeper than it looks and fairly sustained despite it's length, this route favors finger strength and technique above all.

Good edges and a balancy layaway past the first bolt gain a distant horizontal crack and the 2nd bolt. Catch a rest then punch it up the smooth face above using good finger edges with tricky footwork. Once the third bolt is reached the difficulty eases and the character of the route changes as you lieback along a sharp arete onto a ledge and finish with some thin slab to anchors.

A fun outing for the area well worth a spin if climbing at the grade.

Peter Principle, what's that? 

The Peter Principle states that "in a hierarchy every employee tends to rise to his level of incompetence".


The white face just left of Shattered Dreams and right of Whiplash.


7 bolts, chain anchor (shared w/Whiplash)

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By Euan Cameron
From: Redlands and Mammoth Lakes
Feb 12, 2012
rating: 5.11d 7a 24 VIII E5 6a

The climbing up the smooth wall is fingery and engaging.