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Rock Climbing Photo: Options for the final headwall pitch. Option A or ...
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By Bill Lawry
From: New Mexico
Jul 26, 2016
For the strenuous option C dihedral bulge (overhang?), an option is to take moves out onto the left face/arête and up past a piton or two, and then back into the dihedral. One is climbing left of the dihedral for maybe only 15 or 20 feet.

We took a look at the entry moves into the Option D dihedral: the terrain was full of lichen, the crack was dirty (unused?), and the climbing was harder than 5.7. We think it may have been a long time since that way was climbed, if ever.
By Drew Charness
Sep 21, 2016
I did a pitch of D then realized the classic route was left, so I downclimbed and traversed left a pitch. Felt like 5.4 at least the start. It did look like it went all the way to the summit. Super dirty.
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Options for the final headwall pitch. Option A or B must be the Head Crack pitch. We climbed option C, which seemed to fit the descriptions of other climbers who recommended climbing a steep right-facing dihedral, but the move over the overhang was strenuous, feeling more like 5.9 than 5.7. The cracks to the right were lower angle and appeared easier, but we weren't sure if they ended on a ledge. Option F looked like it was the easiest.

Submitted By: Floyd Hayes on Aug 23, 2015
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Ellingwood Ledges (5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b )
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