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Straights of Magellan 

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

   
Type:  Trad, 3 pitches, 300', Grade III
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: Comeau's, ffa: Gill,Larson,Noonan
Season: early summer, fall
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Submitted By: burlap submariner on Dec 22, 2009

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Description 

40 foot straight in finger crack in left facing corner, when the left wall of the corner slabs out, follow the finger crack straight up a vertical wall, mantle to a two bolt anchor.
STELLAR SINGLE PITCH ROUTE!!!!!. When I did this pitch in 2004 it was pretty clean, the pitches above ( 9+,9,5.ROTTEN!)looked like the womb of the devil herself (we bailed). The first pitch however is STELLAR, I cant stress it enough. The two bolt anchor at the top of pitch 1 is quarter inch leepers, they are junk and I backed them up with a nut (fixed). If you are in the area (rainbow slabs) its worth the hike up hill to climb it.


Location 

Painted Walls, Locate Windjammer (very obvious hanging "v" chimney/stembox) and walk right until you see the obvious splitter finger crack.


Protection 

single NH rack emphasis on fingers.



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By john strand
From: southern colo
Dec 22, 2009

WOW ! This pitch must have got a lot better. I barely remember it except for the bugs.

By burlap submariner
Dec 25, 2009

for shure john it was "scrubby" when we first went up, I hit it with a wire brush on rap.