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Ursus Horribilis 

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

   
Type:  Sport, 4 pitches, 300'
Original:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: David Cook, Steve and Annette Edwards, 1993
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Submitted By: Conrad Wilson on Aug 3, 2011

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BETA PHOTO: The parking lot area including Ursus Horribilis

Description 

All pitches have bolt and chain anchors plus listed bolts
P1) - 5.7+, 4 bolts
First bolt quick simple scramble. Don't confuse this with the first bolt of "3 Weenies...".
P2) - 5.7, 5 bolts (loose flakes)
P3) - 5.9, 3 bolts
P4) - 5.6R, 1 bolt and pro to 2" (short).

Location 

In the parking lot, the second bolted line in from the road. Can be difficult to spot the bolts. Look for the left facing dihedral of the "Regular Route"; right of this, 75' up, spot the chain anchor of "Ursus..". Line of 4 bolts directly beneath this. The tread marks on the rock are easy to spot.

Protection 

Good quality bolts, Pitches have anchors with chains


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By Muscrat
Administrator
Jul 1, 2015

This line can be climbed to the top of the dome (4th class w/ intermittent easy 5th move) for another couple of pitches. BUT...there is nothing up there! You will see a tree with tat, it is covered in nasty biting stinging ants. Avoid it!
Fun line, the move starting the 3rd pitch is memorable, makes you think.
By HenryMK
From: Chico,CA
Feb 29, 2016

Cut the old nasty slings off the tree, found the stinky ants, and put a new piece of webbing up there. Haven't decided if the last pitch is worth it, not much view change either; lots of rock fall and stuff falling when pulling ropes = helmet. (did it with two raps with 2 60m ropes).

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