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Safe Harbor Direct 

YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI British: E1 5a

   
Type:  Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 50'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI British: HVS 5a [details]
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Submitted By: Justin Johnsen on Nov 27, 2011
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BETA PHOTO: Frank belays while Kristin nears the crux of Safe ...

Description 

Similar to its slabby neighbors, but SHD requires more thinking and delicate balance for some moves. A pleasure to climb.

Apparently, when you hit the crux, if you head Left to the arete the climb is in the 5.7 area, and if you head right and up then traverse back left using the diagonaling crack, it's around 5.8. The true 5.9+ goes straight up the blank face.


Location 

Easy to find since "WPS" is spraypainted at the bottom.


Protection 

6 bolts to anchors, hardware in good condition.



Photos of Safe Harbor Direct Slideshow Add Photo
Safe Harbor Direct (left, greenish rope) and Public Service (right, orangish rope).
BETA PHOTO: Safe Harbor Direct (left, greenish rope) and Publi...
Ty ponders his next move on SHD
BETA PHOTO: Ty ponders his next move on SHD
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By Larry S
Dec 20, 2011

Apparently, when you hit the crux, if you head Left to the arete the climb is in the 5.7 area, and if you head right and up then traverse back left using the diagonaling crack, it's around 5.8. The true 5.9+ goes straight up the blank face.

By Tyrel Fuller
From: Denver, CO
Jan 18, 2013
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b

This really should be listed at a much easier grade. The 5.9 grade is only relevant if you ignore the left hand arete or the good holds out right.