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The Frame 

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

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 70'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.8+ French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: C. Salaun
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Submitted By: Nate A on Apr 19, 2005

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Description 

Approach this route from the Bookend trail by walking past the Bookend then up the gully between it and Lens Rock, some scrambling encountered. The Frame is the prominent wide crack on the upper east face of Lens Rock. Grunt through a few offwidth moves on the lower half i.e. chicken wings/arm bars, then utilize face holds to stay out of the crack as the angle eases. Belay from bolts on top, a few feet left of the crack. Descend to the north then east dropping down easy slabs.

Protection 

Camalots #2 to #5.


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Upper bit from the top.  Seems that #5 Camalots would be too small for some of this.  This might be an interesting climb to take photos from the inside out...wide enough to get a normal camera inside.
Upper bit from the top. Seems that #5 Camal...

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By John Maurer
Jun 7, 2008

This route is quite clean and very good. Watch out for a spot of poison ivy after the small fern patch in the crack at the beginning. If you are on the Lens, don't miss this one.
By Alison Conrad
Aug 30, 2010

Fun offwidth! Although the approach is a pain for one good pitch. Not much else there except a 12 bolted line and a 9vs route. I used a #1, #0.75, #3, #5 Friend (#4.5 BD cam) and a #6 cam. I walked the #6 quite a ways with me. You can use 2 #6 cams if insecure. Really good for practicing heel toe and chicken wings. Does not get done much traffic due to all the plant life in the cracks.