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The Plank 

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

   
Type:  Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 45'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.8+ French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: Unknown
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Submitted By: Chris McNeil on Jan 16, 2012
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Description 

Head up Zipper, about 8 feet from where the flake jets out left, head straight out to the right where the left-leaning crack from Laughing Gull tapers out. On delicate feet on good scoops, make the traverse across the q
Y d nugand head up the crack of Laughing Gull.


Location 

Start up Zipper.


Protection 

This can be lead with BD Camalots #0.4 through #1, a blue nut in the corner of the Zipper is a good piece before heading out to the right.



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By mnatti
Feb 13, 2012

This variation is called "The Plank" (as in, walk the...). The old school, unwritten rule for leading it is that you cannot place gear higher than your feet as you begin the traverse on the dishes (so, about 6 feet below the start of the thin corner), and then you can continue with gear in the LG crack. I suppose this was to keep the lead as spicy as the rum they were drinking while they were climbing it!

By Corey Baker
Sep 19, 2012

Didn't know that about the gear, and love The Plank. Can't wait!!