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The Sphinxter 

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

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: Galen Rowell and Ben Borrson - 1968
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Submitted By: Osprey Overhang on Nov 30, 2009

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This doesn't even look like a climb from the ground, but it is. Many locals break a sweat on this one even in cool weather. The crux is the offwidth above an old bolt. Backside to the wall and just squeeze and wiggle your way to the top.


This rout is slightly down hill and past the Ying-Yang/Hari-Kiri climbs. Look for the only climb that could reasonably be called the Sphinxter.


Large gear to 6 inches.

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