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Rhodesian Ridgeback 

YDS: 5.11+ French: 7a Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII British: E4 6a

   
Type:  Sport, Alpine, 1 pitch, 60'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11+ French: 7a Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII British: E4 6a [details]
FA: Zac Warren, Roy Suggett, & Phyllis Suggett
New Route: Yes
Season: May through Oct.
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Submitted By: Roy Suggett on Aug 17, 2013
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BETA PHOTO: Beta intensive crux

Description 

Yet another challenging arete in the Jungle. The sharp corner becomes blunt and overhangs between the 3rd and 4th bolt. Herein lies the beta intensive crux. A wild left hand reach off of a right hand finger pocket gets you to easier climbing on a sharper corner. This little ridge is no "dog day afternoon."


Location 

Just right of "Upper Your Volta" on an obvious arete. This is the first route you come to on the south trail to the Dinka Pillar. As you descend the talus trail toward the pillar the climb is on the wall on the right.


Protection 

Seven bolts to chains.



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Super short approach to this tough little bitch
BETA PHOTO: Super short approach to this tough little bitch
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By BSU_Zac
From: Cedar City, UT
Aug 22, 2013
rating: 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII E4 6a

The majority of the route is in the low 10s. The crux section is three sequential and beta intensive moves on great rock with a bolt at your chest and a clean fall. Have fun.