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Red Cabbage 

YDS: 5.9- French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 16 British: HVS 4c

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 70'
Original:  YDS: 5.9- French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 16 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: FFA 1969: Joe Kelsey ans Dick DuMais
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Submitted By: Chris Duca on Aug 18, 2007

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Denise nearing the top


Immediately around the right arete of the giant Dirty Gerdie Block is a hand/finger crack.

Follow this short, positive crack until it ends, then make some cruxy exit moves around to the front of the block. Carefully move up the right side of the face through delicate smears and sloping horizontals to the fixed anchor atop the block.


The obvious crack just to the right of the right arete on the Dirty Gerdie block.


Small to medium gear. A blue Camalot is helpful once on the face.

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By brian ivins
Oct 20, 2008

I did this yesterday and went right where the crack peters out and up around a blocky section with no gear. This felt like 5.9 to me. There were holds out right, so that's where I went, then up and back left around to the face, then up to the tree.
Four pieces is all you need. But which four? I'll let you figure that out......

good luck
By vanishing spy
Jun 16, 2009
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

I did the same thing, up the obvious crack (not using the arete) till it ends then moved right 2 feet to the holds, straight up to the arete and then move left around the corner. It's the natural thing to do when you're leading.
By gblauer
From: Wayne, PA
Sep 13, 2009

I climbed this today (my first gunks 9 lead). I went straight up the crack, headed right when the crack ended and then left and around the arete to finish on the face. Would recommend this short and straight forward climb to anyone breaking into the grade.
By paulmadry
Aug 1, 2010
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

It is 5.9 --- if you escape quicker to left and climb face , 5.9 + if you stay on right longer

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