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Whale of the Wanapum 

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

Type:  Trad, 50'
Original:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
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Submitted By: Ethan Henderson on Nov 21, 2011

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First lead at this grade and it felt great!


Start by climbing the face up to gain the start of the obvious hand-fist crack. (Micro cams protect going up into the crack)

Climb up the widening crack using jams and plenty of face holds. Numerous rests/stances abound.

The top 4 feet of the crack goes to OW in size.


The obvious hand-fist crack directly to your left after exiting the 3rd gulley.


Cams from Micro to 4 inches.

Belay from the cliff top or clip "Burning Spears' anchor"

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By geoff georges
From: Seattle, Wa.
Feb 16, 2016
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

one of those that grows consistently from small .4, .5, .75, #1, #2, #3, #4.

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