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Scraping By 

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

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
Original:  YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: Jim Erickson, solo
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Submitted By: Luke Clarke on Apr 18, 2005

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  • Description 

    This route climbs a large, left-facing dihedral at the upper end of Lower Security Risk, about 100 feet north of Security Risk and about 30 feet north of the prominent dihedral that is The Prism.A bolted sport route, Eldo Of The People, climbs burly overhangs just to the right of this route.Begin at a large block separated from the main wall by about three inches. Place one or two large cams in that fracture and hand traverse right.Stand up when you can reach an undercling with your left hand. Use that to get a bomber hand jam with your right.This is a fairly strenuous stance with the gear at your feet so a ground fall might be possible if you blow the next placement (#1 Camalot locks in nicely) but once you make it, the next move around the corner gets you to easy ground immediately.The rest of the dihedral looked pointless so I cut right at a crack in the arete to join the aforementioned sport route for a couple of bolts and climbed to the anchor on The Prism. Otherwise the route is not much more than a boulder problem.Rossiter's topo rates the first crux and the moves past the bolts both at 10a, which seemed about right.


    Two cams three inches or larger, one hand sized cam (#1 or #2 Camalot) one or two smaller cams and two draws for recommended variation.

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    Rock Climbing Photo: CM on the opening moves.
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    Rock Climbing Photo: Clipping the 2nd bolt on the arete. The bolts are ...
    Clipping the 2nd bolt on the arete. The bolts are ...
    Rock Climbing Photo: Linking up to the arete moves of Eldo of the Peopl...
    Linking up to the arete moves of Eldo of the Peopl...
    Rock Climbing Photo: Finishing the crux section. Hand traverse right, s...
    Finishing the crux section. Hand traverse right, s...

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    By Jay Eggleston
    From: Denver
    Jul 14, 2011
    rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

    The interesting moves on this one don't last long, but they are fun. I found a #2 Camalot best to protect the crux move to the left after standing up on the block. A #1 seemed a bit small.
    By Dougald MacDonald
    Apr 15, 2012

    Cutting right to the bolted arête after the low crux makes this quite a fun and worthy route.
    By Chris Weidner
    Jun 10, 2015

    I stayed in the dihedral and found it quite interesting. There's another small roof that isn't trivial. It's easy to top it out then downclimb to the bolts on The Prism if you'd rather lower off.

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