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Calypso Direct Start 

YDS: 5.8+ French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c PG13

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 20'
Original:  YDS: 5.8+ French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c PG13 [details]
FA: unknown
Season: Whenever the rock is dry
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Submitted By: Rodger Raubach on Dec 4, 2011

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  • Description 

    This is more of a variation to the start than anything else. Instead of traversing to the initial crack on pitch one, this climbs directly up the face of the large boulder/flake leaning against the wall. In reality, it's a boulder problem, since there is no pro available at all.

    Location 

    This is to the right of the base of the normal Calypso route.

    Protection 

    None.


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    By Rodger Raubach
    Mar 27, 2012

    This is the ONLY way I've ever done Calypso, and although I've rated it as a PG-13, it's more of just an ankle breaker than anything else, should one slip here.
    By YDPL8S
    From: Santa Monica, Ca.
    Mar 29, 2012

    ^^^^^^^^
    Ditto.

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