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Santa Ana 

YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 90'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: Euan Cameron, Julie Wright, 30th September 2012
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Euan Cameron on Sep 30, 2012

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The start of the crux sequence - a high step into ...

Description 

Start up the slab with a couple of thins moves to reach the hanging groove.

The crux moves gain a good stance in the hanging groove. Continue directly up to wall to a good break at half height. From here continue up on easier ground to the anchors.

Location 

Start 10 feet right of the toe.

Protection 

8 bolts, double ring anchors


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Mid crux pulling into the hanging groove on the FA of Santa Ana.
Mid crux pulling into the hanging groove on the FA...
Below the hanging groove at the top of the opening slab.
Below the hanging groove at the top of the opening...
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By BAd
Jul 19, 2014
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

Fun route. The first part is excellent. The lower angled section above is scruffy and needs some cleaning/more ascents. Fortunately, the moves are pretty easy. Nice, strenuous, well-protected crux. Worth doing.