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(e) Western Ship - River Face
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Phone Call From Satan 

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

Type:  Sport, 95'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
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Submitted By: Bryson Slothower on Mar 8, 2006

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phone call from satan

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Fun and popular warm up.
Steep start leads to fun slab climbing above. The rock gets really good just below the anchor, too bad it's not that way the whole pitch.

(a fun option is to link this with the last pitch of Solar into one long lead)


Right of Caffeine Free, left of Purple Headed Warrior.



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By ScottH
Mar 8, 2006

This first part of this route is steep climbing between giant huecos, and involves some reachy moves. Shorter people seem to have a harder time during the first half of the climb than others, but work your feet up and you will be fine-- the holds are huge and very positive (once you get to them). When you hit the red band of rock below the anchor pay attention-- there are a couple of loose blocks lurking-- make sure you avoid them.
By ashcan
Oct 7, 2007
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

Gets pretty loose towards the top. If you are new to 5.9 it will seem run out up there as well.
By DJ Reyes
From: Northern Nevada
Jul 13, 2010

I really liked this climb. It's a bit reachy, but I found that intermediate moves could be made to compensate no problem. Steep moves to huge huecos where in one case at least there was a natural "handle bar" to grab. Be sure to jump on this one.
By Climber.H
Mar 9, 2015

Look for the phone inside the 4th hueco :P
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