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The Blade 

YDS: 5.10+ French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ British: E3 5b Mod. Snow

   
Type:  Trad, Snow, Alpine, 1 pitch, 150'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10+ French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ British: E3 5b [details]
FA: John Mattson, Josh Zimmerman, John Burchey late 90's
Season: June-Aug
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Submitted By: Richard Shore on May 20, 2013
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Description 

The Blade is a one-pitch variation start to The Jester (III 5.10). An excellent thin-hands to hands flake/crack curves its way up an orange colored wall ~20' right from the start of The Jester (V-shaped cracks).


Location 

Starts in a toe of clean white rock near the left side of the east face. Rappel from fixed slings/anchors along The Jester with a single 60m rope


Protection 

Standard rack with extras in the thin-hands to hand sizes.



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