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Virgin Soil 

YDS: 5.10c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII ZA: 20 British: E2 5b

   
Type:  Trad, 80'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII ZA: 20 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: Robin Barley, Frank Baumann 1982
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Submitted By: Mike Teschke on May 19, 2011

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Description 

I nice but slightly tricky hand crack starts the first third of the climb. Followed by a large blocky roof off-wide, this can be climbed directly on the right or around to the left. From the top of this block starts a nice finger crack that climbs up the main face and over a slight bulge, I thought this was the crux.
The guidebook says that the route is 22m long, if you climb the easier cracks to the top of the crag it's a full 40m+.

Location 

Route is on the Upper Crag X wall, head up the new staircase that starts the new smoke bluff connector trail just past Lower Crag X. Upper Crag X area is only 100 feet from the main smoke bluffs trail.
Starts in the obvious hand crack on the left side of the main upper crag X wall.

Protection 

A full assortment of cams and nuts up to #3 C4.


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