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The Rolling Stones 

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

   
Type:  Trad, 3 pitches, 540', Grade III
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: Paul Ross Andy Ross Shingo Ohkawa (var leads) 03/22/2012
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Submitted By: USBRIT on Mar 29, 2012

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Description 

Dedicated to still the best rock group on the planet.From Two Finger Canyon walk about 20 mins north. See topo's .After P1 the rock and climbing is excellent.

P1)Head up towards the shallow groove with two pro bolts at about 60'up in the dark rock to protect moves into the groove. Then straight up to small but thick pine tree belay below the right trending weakness.140' 5.8+.
P2)Climb into the fault line past a bolt at 15'. Continue up the line trending right ,using cams and wires and a total of five bolts to a good stance and double anchors below a perfect rippled slab.200' 5.9.
P3)Straight up from belay and superb climbing trending right past six bolts to double anchors 20' below the massive ledge system. Declared top of route.200'5.7.
Descent. Rap to top of P2 then one long careful rap to the ground.

Location 

About 20 mins hike north from the camp at Two Fingers Canyon ... See topo's.

Protection 

Cams 1/2" to 3". Wires. Two 60m ropes


Photos of The Rolling Stones Slideshow Add Photo
A)Rolling Stones.540' 5.9
BETA PHOTO: A)Rolling Stones.540' 5.9
Shingo starting P3
Shingo starting P3
Paul starting P1 .Just below bolt placements
Paul starting P1 .Just below bolt placements
Shingo following P2
Shingo following P2
Paul higher on P1
Paul higher on P1
  Tele photo from Two Fingers.A) Crusade.1310' 5.9...
BETA PHOTO: Tele photo from Two Fingers.A) Crusade.1310' 5.9...
Andy staring P2
Andy staring P2
View from top of P2 looking north
View from top of P2 looking north
Andy higher on P2
Andy higher on P2
Shingo arriving top of P2
Shingo arriving top of P2
Andy following P3.
Andy following P3.
Andy keeping an eye on.
Andy keeping an eye on.
Andy at the belay P2
Andy at the belay P2
Home time.
Home time.

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