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Pretzel 

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

   
Type:  TR, 1 pitch, 60'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI British: HVS 5a [details]
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Submitted By: metrozen on Jun 11, 2008
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Description 

The crux is the namesake of this route. A hard reach right to an undercling and slick foot smearing.


Location 

Second wall on left (after the cave), follows obvious central line.


Protection 

toprope - sling the trees



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By Forestvonsinkafinger
From: Iowa
Oct 22, 2009

I've known the route as Pretzel Face, I think of a guy with a pretzl face and laugh a few hours. Classic route, slot all your rp's if you wish to sink pro.

By Gary Taylor
Oct 25, 2009

We called the route which shares the same start as the Pretzel but angles left the "Pretzel Face" 5.10. The classic Pretzel angles slightly right.

By Dave Goodell
Aug 17, 2011
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a

There are two side-by-side bolts in the vertical face at the top of this route for anchoring. If you're paranoid about using just two bolts for some reason, there's a third bolt on a horizontal rock face 3-4 feet back and a foot up from these two main bolts. Otherwise the third bolt plus a double-length sling makes a decent safety tether when climbing down to rig the main bolts for a top rope or a rappel down.