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The Blocks 

YDS: 5.4 French: 4a Ewbanks: 12 UIAA: IV ZA: 10 British: VD 3c

   
Type:  Trad, TR, 30'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.5 French: 4b Ewbanks: 13 UIAA: IV+ ZA: 11 British: MS 4a [details]
FA: Dave Kemp & Birk Paulson 1959
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Submitted By: MAR on Apr 11, 2011

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Description 

Climbs a wide blocky crack system that narrows down to a thin hands crack (with a ledge for feet) near the top. Crux is moving from a double crack into the the thin hands crack near the top. Good first trad lead. Often top roped.

Location 

Located to the right of Nob Job and to the left of the Chimney.

Protection 

Small to Medium gear. Two Bolt Anchor at top left.


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By Patrick Kaufer
From: Laguna Hills, CA
Oct 7, 2012
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

Would not call this 5.4 at all! It gets pretty thin near the top I thought.
By Adam T.
From: San Diego, CA
Jun 13, 2014
rating: 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b

I agree with Patrick K. that it is harder than 5.4 but certainly not 5.8. It is somewhat thin up top, but really the trick comes from it being awkward and cramped. If you are careful choosing your feet it shouldn't be harder than 5.6.