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Woza Moya 

YDS: 5.10- French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a

Type:  Trad, Alpine, 5 pitches, 600'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10- French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: D. Hoffman & A. Long. July 1973.
Season: Summer
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Submitted By: Gargano on Aug 25, 2013

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Tara stemming through the double crack crux on P2 ...


Woza Moya follows the rightmost of two prominent corners located on the south face of Crescent Spire. The route begins immediately right of McTech Arete; following broken corners into a large dihedral system. The first two pitches offer fun climbing on quality rock, while the upper pitches were loose and dirty.

The first two pitches join McTech Arete at the 3rd belay, providing a good alternative start to McTech.

P1: Choose your own adventure. Select from a few fist/wide cracks starting at the base of a pillar located immediately up and right of McTech Arete. The leftmost corner offer nice fists to fingers in a corner. Gear belay at a stance below double cracks. 30m. 5.10-

P2: Hands to fingers in double cracks. Pull into a higher dihedral and climb through a fourth-class section. This is where the route meets McTech. Gear belay or bolted anchor. 50m. 5.9

P3: Move up and right into the large dihedral. Follow a corner through a trough and up a hand crack. Gear belay beneath the first roof. 30m. 5.8

P4: Climb cracks in the left wall to pass the roof. Gear belay on the left wall below the final roof. Lots of loose blocks, dirt and vegetation. 30m. 5.9

P5: Follow the dihedral to the top of the corner system OR traverse onto the left face via ledges and cracks and climb to meet the last pitch of McTech below the summit block/first rappel station. 30m. 5.8


Route shares a descent with the other McTech Area routes. Rappels follow Westside Story, located in the left of the two prominent corners of the McTech Area. Seven raps with a single 60m rope.


Gear to 4".

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Upper dihedrals on Woza Moya. <br /> <br />Photo: Corey Gargano
Upper dihedrals on Woza Moya. Photo: Corey Gargan...
Tara coming up P1 of Woza Moya. Nice chimney above the initial fist-to-fingers corner.   <br /> <br />Photo: Corey Gargano
Tara coming up P1 of Woza Moya. Nice chimney above...
Fine vistas from the upper dihedral on Woza Moya.  <br /> <br />Photo: Corey Gargano
Fine vistas from the upper dihedral on Woza Moya. ...

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