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Up for Grabs 

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

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 120'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: David Babich and Eric Barrett, 1978
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Submitted By: Ben Logan on Feb 18, 2011

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Description 

5.8 crux off the ground. Follow shallow flaring groove to horizontal finger crack. Move left and pull onto ledge. Continue up 4th class terrain for 50 feet (joining North Ridge route) and belay at a blocky area below summit. Scramble to the summit via a low angle yet exposed arete (easy 5th class) to access rap anchors.

Location 

The route farthest up hill on the West Face. Around the corner from the North Ridge route.

Protection 

Several small to medium sized nuts. Cams to 2 inches. Double length runner to sling huge xenolith.


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By David L
Sep 1, 2014

You can rap off the first belay station, but it's totally worth it to scramble up the 4th class rock pile and up the 5.5 traverse to the summit. The 360 degree view is out of this world!