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YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: E1 5a

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 50'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: E1 5a [details]
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Submitted By: jackkelly00 on Feb 6, 2011  with updates from Dave Wise 1 and 1 more

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Lacey TR on Yvette


EXCELLENT finger crack that splits a steep slab and can be lead or TRed. Takes great gear the whole way. There is also a fixed natural anchor wrapped around the base of a tree with two biners, about 25 ft. up. For the top out or setting up a TR,there are quality cracks for constructing an anchor as well. Just scramble up the gully (left of Yvete) to make a TR anchor, but be mindful of the slight exposure.


Yvete is located about 50 yards right of "Weissner's Rib". After scrambling to the base of the cliff over the talus, walk right along the base of the cliff until you reach a steep gully which is the way up to the top out of Yvete. Yvete is just to the right of the gully. It should be noted that unlike Weissner's Rib, Yvete does not top out at the head of the Giant and is a short single pitch splitter of about 35-40 ft. It's easy to identify: a finger crack in a solid slab. Enjoy!


Good gear the whole way. At top, escape down a steep gully to the left. Please avoid rapping on trees as pulling your rope from them greatly damages the tree.

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By CTdave
From: Victor, Id.
Oct 2, 2013

Did he say excellent??? Twice?? Truth.

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