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Walk This Way 

YDS: 5.11b French: 6c Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- British: E3 5c

   
Type:  Trad, 150'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11b French: 6c Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- British: E3 5c [details]
FA: Bill Brickey, Tony Ledford 1990
Season: Fall-Spring
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Submitted By: TomCaldwell on Mar 30, 2013
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Description 

A long and amazing technical face climb. Thin edges and sidepulls will test your balance and footwork. An exciting and difficult crux will definitely test your route reading skills. A must do for the face climbing connoisseur. Many of the old bolts remain, but a few have been updated in the important places.

Start in a short right-facing dihedral and a slab. Reach a ledge about 25' up and get some gear before starting the bolted steeper face. Climb through some balancy left facing sidepulls to reach the first old bolt. Make the easy runout to the new shiny bolt. Here the wall gets steep, difficult, and sustained for a few more bolts. Fire through the blank looking wall as holds magically appear. Move to better crimps past a few more bolts to a great stance at a series of left facing vertical rails. Clip an old pin (sling this) and another bolt before trending slightly left and up at the same height of the two-bolt anchor (skip this anchor) on the 5.8 OW. Climb through amazing pods that often take gear to an exciting finish above the last bolt. Reach a ledge with a bolted anchor and amazing belay seat. Probably should have been called best seat in the house. Enjoy the views while your partner thrashes their way up.


Location 

At the Y-intersection near the top of the hanging chain approach trail, make a left and continue up the hill for 40'. You will be at the base of Talk This Way and the large leaning block that creates two OW dihedrals. Go right for another 40' and on the right side of the dihedral just before the waterfall is the climb. It is easy to spot most of the bolts from the ground. Rap with 2 60m ropes to the ground.


Protection 

Finger sized cams to .5. Lots of draws with a few longer ones to keep it running smooth. The last two old bolts can be backed up with gear. Two bolt anchor at the top with carabiners for rappel.



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