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9 TR 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
2ABC S,TR 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Baby Thali TR 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Broken Foot S,TR 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
E.T. B.T. S,TR 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Fire, The S,TR 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Frying Pan, The S,TR 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Hiram Crack S,TR 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Julley S,TR 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Leh'd Back S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Little Chimney S,TR 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Push, Pull, Pray S,TR 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Raisin and the Ant T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R
Shey Direct T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a A2 PG13
Snap, Crackle, Pop Left S,TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Snap, Crackle, Pop Right S,TR 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Taley S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Upside Down Backwards 5 S,TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
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Type: Sport, TR, 91 ft
FA: Jeremy Higle
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Shared By: Andrew Monk on Sep 27, 2013
Admins: Gokul

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Description

Work the single crack to start with, then cross over and use either both cracks or a single crack. The crux is crossing over from the right side to the left side around the fourth bolt. It's a long climb but a definite classic.

Location

It's quite a hump up to this climb, from the parking lot you can see the upper walls with the many cracks that looks like claws hence the name "Snow Leopard Area". From #9 hike up to the right, then there is some rock scrambling you have to do to get to the route.

Protection

Bolted all the way up and has chains at the anchors.

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Jeremy Higle
Marietta, Oklahoma
 
Jeremy Higle   Marietta, Oklahoma
 
The local guides don't have access to quality trad gear and few tourists carry a rack to remote areas like Leh. So in order to make these routes accessible to locals with only quick-draws we bolted them at their request. We set up about 20 bolted routes with varied styles of climbing to help the locals become well rounded climbers.

Five years ago there were basically zero locals who were even competent sport climbers. Now there is a local scene of Ladakhis who go out and climb at their own expense. Really rewarding to watch them learn and grow. Now they have what they need to churn out a future generation of Ladakhi climbers. But the financial reality is that few of them will ever be able to afford a trad rack.

BTW - There are still loads of multi-pitch crack lines that have no bolts at all, even at the belays. Many of them un-climbed. Sep 12, 2016
anant Asthana
salt lake city utah
anant Asthana   salt lake city utah
Why are cracks bolted? Jun 26, 2014
Jeremy Higle
Marietta, Oklahoma
 
Jeremy Higle   Marietta, Oklahoma
 
Suhail and I found this route because we forgot to pack our rope and wandered around a bit while we send a taxi back to the office to get one. This would be a classic anywhere in the world. Oct 28, 2013