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Wright of Thick and Thin 

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

   
Type:  Trad, 3 pitches, 250'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.7+ French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
FA: Rob Kelman and Eric Wright, 1993
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Submitted By: tooTALLtim on Oct 27, 2011

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Description 

This is a nice, moderate, wide crack with a sprinkling of face and fingers.

P1: Squirm up the wide crack on the left side of the large gully. It ledges out a few times, but is interesting and fun. End on a ledge on the left, or, better, climb the face and belay on another big ledge. ~100-130 feet.

P2: Climb the short face (~10 feet) to a ledge, walk right to another wide crack, and hit the airstrip on top. ~50 feet.

P3: There are many choices, but the route standard takes the incipient crack in the back of a right-facing dihedral. You can also jump across the gully to the right to gain the rappel bolts of Arch Stanton as well.

Location 

This is in a large gully, "22 yards" left of Arch Stanton.

Protection 

Wide stuff, from hands to knees. If doing P3, bring small gear as well.


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By Ryan Sather
From: Boulder, CO
Nov 4, 2014
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

My buddy and I did this route in 2 pitches. Linking the final pitches was maze-like, and I am not sure how well it would have protected a fall, but it made the whole process go a lot faster. If I remember correctly, we rappelled off the opposite side down Beef Eater. I thought this was a quality OW and was surprised to find that there was little written about in on MP. I think bringing either singles up to a six or bring 2 fives if you got em'. Six protect the opening OW well while still allowing one to stack, but it can also be protected with a five. A five is nice for some of the upper OW before one reaches the belay of the first pitch. The first time I did this route I had one five that I used in the opening section and was doing some climbing above a four and nearly wanted to puke! Upon having to do it a second time to rescue a piece of fallen gear, I used a six down low and the five towards the top made this climb seem more like 5.7. This great climb to get comfortable with some heel to toe action. This is a clean and quality moderate OW. Do it!!!