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The Beginning  

YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b

Type:  Sport, 40'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: J. Edie, J. Howard
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Submitted By: grk10vq on Feb 2, 2010

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BETA PHOTO: Sean belaying me on the beginning

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A mild start leads to a steep, sequential, and thin crux. Touchy climbing past a few more bolts busts over a small lip to the anchors.

Nice edges and a series of big flakes are the lure of this climb.
Aesthetic and fun.


Located directly in the middle of the Black Rock's Shady Side, The Beginning sits isolated between Atlantis and Your Problem.


Five bolts and a rap anchor.

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