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Shaking Hands With The Chimp 

YDS: 5.13a French: 7c+ Ewbanks: 29 UIAA: IX+ ZA: 29 British: E6 6c

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 40'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.13a French: 7c+ Ewbanks: 29 UIAA: IX+ ZA: 29 British: E6 6c [details]
FA: Dave Groth
Season: Spring, summer, fall
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Submitted By: JJ Schlick on Nov 6, 2006

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BETA PHOTO: Shaking Hands.

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One of the few .13s to be led at the Lake, albeit on three preplaced pieces. Still, an inspiring feat! Starting out on the arete in the middle of the wall work your way up to the right side of the slab. In the middle of the slab move left on good holds to the small dihedral/arete. Climb up on big holds until just below the roof and the crux. Powerful, bouldery moves out the roof lead to the inevitable mantle... This one is sure no Ice.


2 wires and a filed down TCU.

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By Remo
From: Madison, WI
Nov 10, 2007

Climbs very chill up until the steep arete below the roof. That's when the business really starts-Powerful.

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