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Top of the World, Ma! T,S 

Top of the World, Ma! 

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

Type:  Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: Paul Humphrey, September 2002
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Submitted By: grizz on Jun 8, 2009

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Watch the start, crux down low, delicate feet and powerful Gaston off the ground. Solid rock with some intricate slab moves through the middle section. Steeper cracks towards the top to a fun, exposed finish.


First bolted line on the right hand side of the west face.


Five bolts and a few small cams for the top section. Two bolt anchor. Difficult to clean while lowering, second should clean on the way up.

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By Paul "Disaster Master"Humphrey
May 21, 2010

Hi, Paul Humphrey here. I bolted this route. The name is actually "Top of the World, Ma!" from an old movie.

Went back and climbed it recently. That start's not 5.9. Who rated that anyway. (oh, I did.) The starting moves are tougher than that, though the rest of the route is cake.

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