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The Problem of Pain 

YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a

Type:  Trad, 2 pitches, 100'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: B Gillett & C Hill
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Submitted By: Ross on Jan 22, 2012

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P1. Climb the crack for 30 feet, at the top there is a lip that Gillett's guide shows going around, but pulling this small roof offers an interesting couple of moves and straightens the route out. (small nut and couple of Aliens).

P2. From the ledge dead ahead, continue up an impressive crack until you reach a small roof, (finger-size cam and nut for small crack on right). While standing on a somewhat loose "rock cone", pull the roof, watch out here as I broke a loose, bread loaf block off almost hitting my buddy, sorry George. The exit move is good.


On the right side of Walling Wall on "midcliff" ledge is a very nice hand crack that leads up trending right.


P1. One set of cams to #4 Camalot, + small gear.

P2. An extra #2 or #3 would have been nice to have, otherwise (ow) leap frog.

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