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Whale Rider 

YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 110'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
FA: Stewart Green, Brian Shelton, Mike Heinrichs
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Submitted By: Brian Collins on Jan 22, 2008

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Description 

This line has excellent slab climbing. Start with careful smearing straight up past three bolts to small ledge. After the ledge, the moves through 4th bolt provide more handholds.

Location 

This is the first route north of Tempest Toast. There is a nice large tree at base to mark start of route - can also serve as belay anchor if needed.

Protection 

4 bolts to 2-bolt anchor.

Per Paul Vervalin: the anchor bolts have been moved up. It is now ~110'.


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Gabby climbing Whale Rider.
Gabby climbing Whale Rider.
Becka on her first outdoor climb.
Becka on her first outdoor climb.

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By Paul Vervalin
5 days ago

WARNING!!! The anchor bolts have been moved up on this route. It is no longer an 80' route. Probably closer to 105' - 110'. A 60m rope will leave you 5-10 feet short of the bottom depending on rope stretch. Not a bad down climb but it would suck to fall that last 5 feet or so if you rapped off the end of your rope.