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Right Ski Track 

YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c

   
Type:  Trad, 3 pitches, 300'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: George Harr and William Dixon, September 1957
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Submitted By: Roger Linfield on Feb 25, 2006

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BETA PHOTO: It's the right crack line.

Description 

This route isnít as classic as Left Ski Track, but it has some interesting sections. To start, climb up the right crack (5.7) to a belay halfway up. Pitch 2 goes up a right-leaning jam crack (5.7) to a bolt, then right and down (crux) across a face and up to a steep, left-facing flake. Struggle up into a chimney position and continue up to a belay on the Left Ski Track route. Pitch 3 (5.6) goes up Left Ski Track to the top.

Protection 

include some larger pieces (up to 4 inches) for the flake


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By Bill Olszewski
From: Colorado Springs, CO
Jul 20, 2007
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a

This is a great moderate crack and I agree it mostly goes at 5.7 but the crux moves on the slab traverse were real dicey and I love slab. I'd say that slab section is 9+
By AstroDood
From: his mind
Jan 31, 2014

I like 'ole Zewski's take on 'er..
By Tradoholic
Feb 20, 2014

Total contrivance. I clipped the bolt and looked up on glorious jugs, under clings to the off-width corner, OR I could have done the actual 5.9 part by traversing down and right on some gnar slab. Why? Either way it's just a small variant of Left Ski Track.
By The Gray Tradster
Feb 21, 2014

How can you call something "contrived" that follows the natural line and, was put up in 1957 with a hammer, soft iron pins and crummy shoes?
By Tradoholic
Feb 22, 2014

Because it doesn't follow the natural line. The natural line would be the path of least resistance, that's what I did at about 5.8. The traverse deliberately goes a different direction.