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A Frayed Not T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Baggage T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c X
By the Seat of Your Pants T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Holey Ghost, The T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Middle Finger T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Mitten, The T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
On a Wing and a Prayer T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a R
Reef Knot T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b R
Slab family Ross and Son. T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Thumb, The T 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
Type: Trad, 270 ft, 2 pitches
FA: Paul Ross, Marea Ross, Aug 29 2006
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Shared By: USBRIT Ross on Sep 1, 2006
Admins: Andrew Gram, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq

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Description

Climbs the middle slab of the Mitten formation . Start from the top of the central wave.These climbs on the Mitten are short but are in a pleasant area of the slabs. Forth class about 200' up open slab to some black rock boulders.
P1)Staight up easy slab to a black rock ledge and double anchors 200'5.0
P2)Up to a left leaning crack which is followed to the summit. 75' 5.6. A spike of rock 25' below the actual top was used for belay and rappel.
Descent:- Rap the route

Location

One can drive to the trail head of Univa canyon and the walk north for about 20 mins or park just off the main dirt road near some boulders on the left and walk direct to the easily recognized formation .

Protection

Two half inch Friends one #1 Metolius.

Photos

Ryan Brough
Arvada, Colorado
  5.6 PG13
Ryan Brough   Arvada, Colorado
  5.6 PG13
Just for clarification, the climb is more than 270 feet long. My partner and I simul-climbed for about 450 feet to the two bolt anchor with the red webbing (third class-5.2). Then, I finished the last 75 feet to the "spike" (5.6 PG13). My partner was spooked by the spike (a rather pathetic-looking feature), so we slung a short but stout pillar above for our descent. The last rappel only reaches the stacked black rocks, so you have to downclimb/walk the last 300 feet or so. Nov 26, 2006