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The Changling 

YDS: 5.11c French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII- British: E4 6a

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11c French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII- British: E4 6a [details]
FA: Beatty & Woodruff - 1979
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Submitted By: Josh Janes on Jan 18, 2007
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Possibly the best route on the wall! Begin 10 meters right of Conn's East Direct and climb a thin, right-facing, right-arching flake until it ends. Bust some cruxy moves up past the flake to the first of two bolts. Continue up thin face climbing and a seam to a roof which can be breached to the left.


Standard rack.

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Careful on the start
Careful on the start
Almost to the roof after the seemingly never ending crux.
Almost to the roof after the seemingly never endin...
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By Matt Desenberg
From: Wells, Me
Mar 14, 2009

Actually, it's a bit to the right of Conn's East regular start, not the direct start. Conn's East Direct is way farther up Broadway, near Pollux.

By Nate R
From: Boulder, CO
Sep 19, 2011
rating: 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- E4 6a

Got all the moves on toprope the other day (dammit I should have jumped on on lead, oh well.) Since I was toproping, I went right around the roof, which turns into about 20 feet of face climbing that gets REALLY thin right at the end.

Anybody ever go that way? Could be a cool variation, you could probably slam in a bolt from stance up there (it'd be freaky without it).

By A Terray
From: San Diego, CA
Oct 23, 2011
rating: 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- E4 6a

Best route on the wall. Do not do in direct sunlight and bring micronuts ... used them in several places :)