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Spring Cleaning 

YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V ZA: 12 British: S 4b

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 120'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V ZA: 12 British: S 4b [details]
FA: Ivan Couch, Mike Dent, and Larry Reynolds
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Submitted By: Roger Linfield on Jan 31, 2006

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Description 

This is an excellent lieback. The only caution is that a large flake is wedged into the crack, about half way up. It has stayed there through many ascents, but don't pull on it too hard. Rappel from the top or scramble off. Being in a large, left-facing dihedral, it is in the shade in the morning.

Protection 

standard rack, with several 2" - 3" pieces


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By Localclimber
Apr 25, 2011
rating: 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b

there are rap anchors at the top rapped with a 60m rope.
By Ben Crowell
6 days ago
rating: 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a

The descriptions of a 120' rappel seem to be from what Gaines describes as "slings on a horn," but there are two bolts on a huge block that allow you to get to the ground with a single rope. (Why did they bolt a detached block instead of the mother rock itself??) Vogel and Gaines say to "avoid" the loose flake in the middle, but if you really didn't touch the flake at all, I don't think the climb would go at this grade. The layback was sweet and not strenuous, felt like 5.4 to me. We went right at the top, which felt more like 5.6, but going left might have been easier.
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