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Something Obscure 

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

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 140'
Original:  YDS: 5.10- French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: Erickson & Higbee, 1975
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Submitted By: Chris Archer on Jun 4, 2007

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  • Description 

    Climb a short finger crack (crux), just right of Napster to a ledge. Get an optional belay here or continue straight up a somewhat right-trending, bushy crack and corner system, passing two old fixed pins along the way. Stepping right onto the face whenever things get bushy makes for a more pleasant outing. Belay with great care at a large tree at the top of the cliff with lots of loose rock.

    Descent: the easiest descent involves traversing uphill to the tree above The Daily Grind's second pitch. A short (20') rappel takes you to the DG's anchors. With an 80m rope, you can rap 40m to the ground from here or stop at the Napster anchors.

    Protection 

    Nuts to #3 or #3.5 Friend. If done in one pitch, doubles of #2, #2.5 and #3 are useful.


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    By JoshQ
    4 days ago

    Worked this route recently. Would not give more than 1 star if any. Bailed due to rope drag issues. Left good bail benier just below two old pieces of gear hammered into the wall after 30ft downclimb. Lots of growth/dirt on this route and rock quality was less than ideal. Make sure belay has helmet. Didn't end up using any gear larger than #2 BD. Views of the canyon at the top were great which almost made up for the route.

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