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Shark Tooth Flake 

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

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: Shaun Neufeld et al. circa 1996
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Submitted By: Dru on Feb 11, 2009

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Chris TR'ing Shark Tooth Flake

Description 

Climb easily up the wide crack forming the left side of the detached flake until standing on the sharp pointy tip. Protect the next moves well to avoid impalement on the sharp flake if you muff the crux!

Climb the finger crack above the sharktooth, cruxy at first then widening and easing off with some footholds out on the face to the right and a small flake roof. End on a ledge with a pair of rap hangers.

Location 

Follow the trail to the base of the crag and head east (right) along the base of the wall for 5 minutes or so to an obvious detached sharp-tipped flake sitting against the cliff.

Protection 

Finger to hand size pro with 1 or 2 larger pieces for the flake.


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By Dru
Nov 10, 2010

The most common start these days is up the right hand side of the flake via some thin underclinging (originally cleaned climbed by M-A Leclerc) and then stepping across to the shark tooth at the tree.