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Sea Urchin 

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

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 50'
Original:  YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: E1 5a R [details]
FA: Mike Cichon
New Route: Yes
Season: all year
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Submitted By: mike c on Apr 4, 2009

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Sea urchin, Vulgarian style!


This was first led ground up aid/free. There are a few tricky moves in the beginning, middle, and end. There is no bolt anchor at the top, but a gear anchor can be constructed. It is a natural, thin-crack system with some tricky protection.


The route lies directly between the two sport routes on the far left side of the quarry. It follows an arching, thin finger/layback crack to a low-angle seam, reaching a ledge to a short dirty corner. It is a fun and exciting trad route, easy but a little scary (I wore my helmet).


The gear is there, just a little tricky and on the small side. A little runout in the middle. If you get scared don't worry; you can clip the bolts two feet to the left on Pinkerton (3 if you like). Walk off or rap one of the anchors on the sport routes.

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By Wayne Crill
From: an Altered State
Feb 13, 2011
rating: 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R

A nice mental/facey warm-upy line with intriguing problem solving on both accounts. Too bad the sport line to the left is so close but still a fun trad lead. Probably a good warmup cliping the bolts through the middle too if one desired.

Nice work on these lines, Mike.

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