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Talus of Powder 

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

   
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Consensus:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: Rich Perch, Russ Clune, 1981
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Submitted By: Dana Bartlett on Apr 3, 2010
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Description 

Climb straight up the face to a bush and a right-facing flake. Do the sensible thing, step left a foot or two and climb the left side of the short slab to a small ledge. Find a short, right-facing corner. Over the small roof at the corner's top, climb the steep face (crux), then trend up and right to the GT ledge.

Descent: from the GT, walk left to rappel over Thin Slabs / Thin Slabs Direct.
It's also easy to walk just a bit north (right) to the bolted rappel line at Arrow.


Location 

Go to the Sente area, then walk right about 65 feet. The start is indistinct, but you should be about 15-20 feet right of Snake: look for the laurel bush and a right-facing flake about 25 feet up. The initial face up to the ledge doesn't appear very inspiring, and it's not, but the climbing above it is quality.


Protection 

Standard 'Gunks rack.



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By gblauer
From: Wayne, PA
Jun 16, 2012

A surprisingly fun climb. Avoid the R/X section mentioned in the guidebook by trending to the left. The face climbing was super fun and great gear. Lots of lichen, obviously not climbed very frequently. Thought it was a lot of fun.

By Tabo
May 3, 2013

Talus of Lichen!
Really liked the route, but it does have a lot of lichen. Rapped from GT ledge.