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YDS: 5.10c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII British: E2 5b

   
Type:  Sport, 4 pitches, 400'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII British: E2 5b [details]
FA: Jonathan Richards and Douglas Martin
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Submitted By: David Delkeskamp on Oct 22, 2013
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Description 

Pitch one we climbed the 10b sport (not the 5.9 crack) variation. It was dirty, mossy, traversy, and pretty dang fun. I used single length slings on bolts one and two and didn't get much drag at all. At the anchor atop pitch one I pulled the rope through all of the gear then lowered it back down to Vickie, making it a safer follow. Pitch two head up and right through putting green-like terrain to some (whoooo-hooo) cleaner stone. Pitches 3 and 4 are pretty much clean killer bee sport climbing with an emphasis on stemming. Less pumpy than it's neighbor "Misson Impossible". Vic and I felt the bolt location was right on; bolts at all cruxy bits. Young guide calls PT 5.10d so go send it and start feeling good about yourself again.
Final notes: Beware of raptor closures (Citadel formation is open in the fall) and PT faces north so it is shady.


Location 

PT is just down hill from Costanoan (see the Young guide). To descend we scrambled down a gully just uphill from Costanoan. It allowed us to take only one rope but it was a nasty bushwhack. Young guide says double rope rap PT or Costanoan or fourth class down the southeast face.


Protection 

Draws and a few slings.



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