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Action by Knight 

YDS: 5.10 French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b

Type:  Trad, 3 pitches, 350', Grade II
Original:  YDS: 5.10 French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: Joe and Betsy Herbst
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Submitted By: Arthur Parker on Jan 1, 2005

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Start below the right side of the big roof.

1. Easy rock leads up to a corner.

2. Follow the right-facing dihedral to a block beneath the roof.

3. Climb left, passing a bolt, to the left end of the roof.

Downclimb the gully to the left.



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By Andrew Carson
From: Wilson, WY
Dec 11, 2008
rating: 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b

We enjoyed this route very much, finding it another worthy climb on this crag. The bolt is an old buttonhead but there's good gear available under the roof.
By Andrew Carson
From: Wilson, WY
Mar 5, 2009
rating: 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b

The second pitch, exremely enjoyable climbing, is easier than 5.8.
There is a fun variation which goes right of the big roof. Start towards the roof and surmount the left edge of the bulge/roof which blocks access to the wide crack leading to the base of the big ceiling. At the base of the wide crack angle right and up across a fun face, with edges and flakes, that will lead to the gully/chimney right of the roof. Climb a short hand crack and a chimney to the top. A little brushy, but good climbing. This variation might be minimal 5.8.
On our recent climb we cleaned some brush at the start of the first pitch, which should make for a better experience. No oak leaves in your shirt for the rest of the day.
By Ben Townsend
Nov 6, 2016

The right variation is fun. More like 5.7 than 5.8, at least the way we did it. We followed the diagonal crack out right (as shown in the Handren guide) -- going straight up the hand crack and chimney looked good as well.

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