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Unknown I 

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

   
Type:  Sport, 70'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI British: HVS 5a [details]
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Submitted By: Euan Cameron on Apr 30, 2012
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Description 

Climb the well featured wall just to the right of the crack. passing 6 bolts.

At the top of the slab reach up and left to clip the bolt on the wall above. Make a high step to gain the concave wall above and traverse delicately leftwards across the concave wall.

Clip the last bolt then with another high step gain the slab above and the anchors shortly afterwards.


Location 

right of center on the south face


Protection 

8 bolts, double rap rings



Photos of Unknown I Slideshow Add Photo
Achor station in sight! Climber- Keith Erickson
Achor station in sight! Climber- Keith Erickson
Unknown I Topo
BETA PHOTO: Unknown I Topo
Justing on the starting moves.
Justing on the starting moves.
Justing moving out of the scoop on the final moves to the anchors
Justing moving out of the scoop on the final moves...
Crystal Tips 5.10b Topo
BETA PHOTO: Crystal Tips 5.10b Topo
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By Euan Cameron
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From: Redlands and Mammoth Lakes
Apr 30, 2012

A wierd route that has an odd traverse. A more direct finish (or start for that matter) would appear to be more logical.

By maggie-girl
Aug 3, 2012

Great warm-up climb! Easy slab climbing to a tricky high-step and traverse to a crux move out of the scoop to the anchors.

By Howie Stern
From: Mammoth Lakes, Ca
Nov 11, 2013

Super fun route...I don't understand why some think it is weird. It follows the natural weaknesses...And the traverse is the best part!