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YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ British: E1 5a

Type:  Trad, 2 pitches, 200'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10a/b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VI+ British: E2 5b [details]
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Submitted By: Grant Bryans on May 5, 2006
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BETA PHOTO: Pitch 1 of "Push" bolted anchor on the ledge above...


Described as a classic East Animas crack climb, this takes on the obvious crack to gain a ledge. From this ledge, belay your partner up and go to the obvious crack (5.8).


Classic East Animas rack.

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P2 start.  Great crack climbing above.
P2 start. Great crack climbing above.
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By Easy-E
From: Durango, CO
Nov 7, 2007

Steep fingers off the deck and then the typical east a wack factor in a flare. Good climb.

By Jesse Morehouse
From: CO
Sep 30, 2008
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a

I thought it a tad stiff for 10a, but then it's all relative. Short- yes, fun- yes. Classic??? Once again, I guess it's all relative. I sure wouldn't hike up here to do it, but if you are here and you climb 10s it is not bad.

By Tim Kuss
From: Durango, CO
Mar 21, 2010

They used to call it 5.9 when they did it in the 1970s in EBs. I think it's classic in an old school East A way.

By Michael Borga
Jul 4, 2011

Actually Tim, when we did the FA of this climb, I was still mostly wearing the Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Low Top Sneakers. EBs hurt way too much to wear for very long and as a poor college student couldn't afford 'em anyway!

By Dylan Weldin
From: Austin, Texas
Mar 27, 2013
rating: 5.10 6b 20 VII- E2 5b

P1: tips lieback into hands into East-A awkward pod (protect w/ #3). Traverse left to anchor.

P2: face climb immediately above anchor, get into wide hands/ #4 sized crack to a ledge, new BD #5 (two would not be a bad idea) protects upper stacked-fist sized crack to the top of the Picto Cracks/ Double Exposure area.

Anchor: gear belay or terrain belay as the leader could not get sucked through the wide crack the follower comes up and through.

Continuing up the infamous "Black Arete" is recommended!