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The Diagonal  

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

   
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Original:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: Bob Loomis '78
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Submitted By: Scott Coldiron on Jul 12, 2009

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BETA PHOTO: the diagonal crack is on the left, dihedral is to ...

Description 

An easy start up an unprotected ramp starts feeling a bit spooky as you move onto the face. You could also do a direct start which is protectable with small gear.You'll start out using face holds to pull the roof, then the crack higher up.

Location 

Look for the left-leaning crack which is between the house-size boulder and Dihedral.

Protection 

gear


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By Adam Volwiler
Jun 20, 2011

The gear on this route is pretty poor until after the roof/corner section. If you fell at the, for the most part unprotected, crux you would be in for some pain. The top can be protected well though.
By Marlin Thorman
From: Spokane, WA
Sep 1, 2016
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

I actually disagree about the gear. You can get in a great BD C4 #1 before the crux face holds. It fits in the horizontal on the left. Yes this is about 20 feet off the ground but it is an easy ramp to get there. From there it takes good gear all the way to the top.

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