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Soweto 

YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: Lawyer, Williams, Dahn 1989
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Submitted By: Kevin Heckeler on Jul 22, 2011

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Description 

5.8 G - Follow hand crack up and left into a book (crux), then follow this up to a rest near the raven's nest below the large roof. Head right following the arete to a series of flakes that go straight up, trending slightly left. At the top head right to a single bolt.

Location 

On the left wall, at an arete with a book 40 feet up, 20 feet up from the end of the arete in a corner with a birch tree growing at the top of it (can sling for first piece).

Walkoff is back into the woods 50 feet, then option 1) over the slabby rock to the other side for the rappel on the right wall (Little Gem Diner rappel), or option 2) wander left for the walkoff which will take you a while but no rappelling required.

Protection 

Gear and single bolt act as belay.


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By Austin Benincasa
From: Barneveld, New York
Jul 20, 2014

CONDITION REPORT 
As of 7/20/14 there is a bees nest in a crack on the shelf at the top of the climb. Climb with care if you dare.
By Johan
From: Seattle, WA
Sep 6, 2012

Top-roping non-beta: the Rocinha anchor can not be used to TR Soweto, this would invite huge dangerous pendulums.