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A Break In Security 

YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b PG13

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 105'
Original:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b PG13 [details]
FA: Brian Chandler / Larry Van Sant
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Submitted By: brian chandler on Jul 13, 2014

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BETA PHOTO: Topping out at shared "Prowler" anchors


This is an enjoyable climb involving mostly crack on decent rock. Although this is usually climbed as a sports climb the FA was trad and can still be climbed as such. Bolts were placed to vastly improve rope management and to allow face climbing options right of the crack. Most people traverse right after 75' and head to the shared anchor on "The Prowler" rather than finish out on top to the chain anchors. This a great climb for beginners learning to lead.


This is the route on the left of the south face. Rap off top with a shorter rope down the backside or down the face with a 70m- Be sure to tie knots in the ends of the rope.


Bring a dozen quick draws and/ or gear to 3".

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By Steve Gomez
Apr 7, 2016
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13

The bolts next to the crack detract from the quality of this route. That being said the climbing is fun.

The 5.7 leader planning to lead this as a sport route may want to place some gear between bolts as they are 10-15 feet apart in places and a fall would be nasty on the low angled, featured rock.

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