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Owl's Head Cliff (Oliverian Notch)
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W5 

YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI British: HVS 5a PG13

   
Type: Trad, 4 pitches, 500', Grade III
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI British: HVS 5a [details]
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Submitted By: bradley white on Jul 22, 2009
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Description 

this climb has two starts. there is the start up a friction slab (5-6) just to the west of the beak buttress. or further west you can climb the inside corner facing west (5-7) up to the same belay stance. From this stance move up until you can gain crack though arch (5-9) onto slab and follow crack to another arch to semi hanging belay. Follow this arch west and up (5-7) to tree ledge belay. Climb up ledges and past trees to summit. The last arch has some nuisance brush growing out of it that the climber must maneuver through. I believe we encountered a piton in the arch near it's ending. I aided the crack first time I tried it and Ted Hammond freed it on a different day.


Location 

Just to the west and high up on the beak buttress via a dirt gully. Walk off.


Protection 

Trad rack.



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