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Rilke's Climb 

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

Type:  Trad, 4 pitches, 440', Grade II
Consensus:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: Paul Ross ,Sheriden and Layne Potter. Sept 17th 2003
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Submitted By: Little Chamonix on May 10, 2010

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The climb was named after Eric Bjornstad dog who died a few days earlier. Climbs the buttress just right of the slot canyon entrance that leads to Death by Chocolate.The route takes a line of cracks and grooves. Scramble up an open bush filled groove until it becomes steep.
P1). Climb the grove to a large block. 60' 5.4.
P2).Directly right of the block climb the steep small wall until difficulties ease then continue to double anchors 130' 5.7R.
P3). Cracks and grooves to double anchors . 200' 5.8.
P4). Climb up to a ledge passed a short steep section to anchor.50' 5.5.P5+) From here 4th class up easy slabs to summit register in cairn.
Descent :-Rap the route


Hike from the pull off 2.1 miles from I.70 interstate.. See Death By Chocolate.


Friends. #05 to #3.5. Two 60m ropes.

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