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The Count Becomes Difficult 

YDS: 5.8+ French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 85'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.8+ French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: Tom Beck
New Route: Yes
Season: Summer and early Fall
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Submitted By: Thomas Beck on Sep 24, 2012

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Start over raspberry bushes and a thin moves allows you to clip the first bolt. Sustained up and right then up and left following the bolts. Touching the crack to the right makes it easier (at a lower grade) but then you face a difficult transition to move left and over the bulge. Continue up the friction face to chain anchors. You can top rope this by scrambling climbers left up some easy 3rd class. If you do use long slings in setting the anchor to avoid rope drag


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draws and good line for leader breaking into 5.8+ sport grade as it requires good foot technique and is committing but well protected.

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By Doug Dye
Jun 12, 2015

Becoming a bit polished - feels like a 5.9. Climb bolts and stay true to the route.

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