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Stradivarius 

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

   
Type:  Trad
Consensus:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: Phil Green, Wendy Borgerd, 7/1989. Bolts added by Marty Lewis.
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Submitted By: Blitzo on Nov 28, 2006

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BETA PHOTO: Jim just above the crack portion of the climb

Description 

Down and left of "Lalaland" is a steep jamcrack, to the right of an arete.
Fun jamming, up this crack leads to a face with three bolts and a two bolt anchor.

Protection 

Draws and pro to 2.5".


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Jim at the anchors
BETA PHOTO: Jim at the anchors

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By david goldstein
Jan 27, 2007

I feel this is a strong candidate for best 5.8 in the ORG, primarily because of the great handjams at the bottom. Suprised others haven't given it more stars.
By Kevin Friedrich
Apr 20, 2007

I agree with Dave. A great great and bold climber once commented to me that "if Stradivarius was in the Tetons their would be a book written about it."
By BruceB
From: Reno, NV
May 24, 2012
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

Absolutely great initial crack. Beautiful hand jams and steep. The only dowfall is the shortness of the crack. The face above is fun enough. Well spaced bolts, but easy.
By David Gibbs
From: Ottawa, ON
Oct 13, 2013

Felt like a 4* crack into a 1* face above. If there was more crack and less face, or if the climb just ended at the end of the crack, I think it would get a better rating. But, the crack section is great.

Wish I could give it 2.5*.