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Route 48 

YDS: 5.5 French: 4b Ewbanks: 13 UIAA: IV+ ZA: 11 British: MS 4a

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 60'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.5 French: 4b Ewbanks: 13 UIAA: IV+ ZA: 11 British: MS 4a [details]
FA: Bob Molzon, Ray Rishel 1977
Season: Any
Page Views: 717
Submitted By: Chris Chaney on Apr 13, 2010

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Description 

This is the next dihedral right of American Crack. It is a good alternative if AC is stacked with people waiting. Stem up the dihedral to a cruxy move below a great ledge. Continue up the steeper, but easier dihedral to bolt anchors on the left.

Location 

This route is the obvious dihedral right of American Crack and left of Bombs Bursting. It can be damp, especially the start. Rappel from bolts.

Protection 

An assortment. The crack is irregular in places, so it can be done on passive pro and/or cams. There are bolts just below the ledge and this can fairly easily and somewhat safely be top roped after gaining the main ledge.


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