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Routes in Old Graves Site Area

Here And Dow, The S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Here And Terror S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Hyrax Highway S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Type: Sport, 210 ft, 2 pitches
FA: James Garrett, December 2014
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Shared By: James Garrett on Jul 9, 2015
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Description

At this point, this is the only bolted or for that matter only route on this long stretch of beautiful slab by rock on the far eastern stretch of the Pontoks. One long rope stretching 70m pitch on the south facing slab on the other side and east of Here And Dow.

Pitch #1: Climb to the first bolt protecting a slab cruxy bulge and ease your way up following a very distinct brown colored water groove-like feature that delineates the line. You can belay at a two bolt belay at the end of the low angle section. 35m, 5.9+

Pitch #2: Climb the second bulge past 4 bolts on interesting moves and then continue up mostly a scramble to the two-bolt belay on top of the wall. 35m, 5.9.

Walk off the route down the low angle ridge line back to camp or your car. 70m rope obligatory if doing it all in one pitch!

Location

This route is basically immediately on the opposite side of where Here And Dow is located. It is on the south side and visible from the road. you can either park at Campsite 18a and walk the short distance around to the base or approach it directly below the base of the route.
The route is not equipped for rappel, however, with two 70m ropes this can easily be done.
Walking off is easy and the preferred method of descent.

Protection

9 bolts to two two-bolt belay, the fixed protection is mostly concentrated at two bulgy cruxes and otherwise somewhat run out.

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