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A Dilemma 

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

   
Type:  Trad, 2 pitches, 150'
Original:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b R [details]
FA: Michael Zarnowski (rope solo 2008)
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Submitted By: Michael Z. on Oct 28, 2011

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Description 

And a life lesson.

P1. 75, 5.6 Climb the only clean section of cliff in the vicinity up to a small ledge with a tree.

P2. 75, 5.7+ From the ledge move right and up past a bulge (crux) protected by a small cam placement under a flake (the only gear on the route) continue up to the trees.

While exploring the area one day I thought I would just take a short cut to the top. The plan was to solo up this clean section of cliff. After passing the tree ledge with a full pack on I was held up at a bulge. I down climbed back to the ledge and after some sole searching tied off to the tree and led the second pitch rope solo. Although not the type of thing I would like to do everyday it was a fun adventure and a good experience.

Location 

This route is a few hundred feet left and uphill from the Left Buttress. It is the cleanest section of cliff on the wall.

Protection 

One tree and one finger sized cam.


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