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Twice As Nice 

YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c

   
Type:  Sport, 2 pitches, 250'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.8- French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 14 British: VS 4c [details]
FA: JSt,EFR,'08
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: 1Eric Rhicard on Sep 27, 2008

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Description 

5.8 cruxes on both pitches, good rock, a comfortable belay, and some nice exposure.


Location 

On the West face of the Fortress. Load up your gear and leave your pack at the spot where the ridge of the rock meets the hill. Drop down the right side staying close to the rock. Look for bolts 15ft. or so to the right of a black water streak. 1) Follow bolts up easy ground to a short headwall then easier ground leads to a nice belay ledge. 2) Straight up a short steep section to easy ground then a short headwall then easier ground, then a great section of steeper gold rock.


Protection 

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By Jon Ruland
From: Tucson, AZ
Sep 27, 2009
rating: 5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c

this is a really fun climb on some cool rock. thanks eric & co!

By mikehilbert
From: Tucson, AZ
Jul 9, 2013

How long is each pitch? Will a 60m suffice to rap off? ...or is it a walk off?

By Jon Ruland
From: Tucson, AZ
Aug 9, 2014
rating: 5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c

Walk off