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Adam's Rib 

YDS: 5.11- French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c

Type:  Trad, 3 pitches, 250'
Original:  YDS: 5.11- French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c [details]
FA: p1, Ajax Greene, Chris Reveley 3/76, p2 Ed Webster, Larry Coats 12/76, p3 Jim Waugh, Jim Zahn '80
Season: seasonal closures
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Submitted By: Orphaned on Jun 20, 2007

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Ed Webster on first ascent of Adam's Rib 2nd pitch

Falcon Closures from February 2 until July 15. MORE INFO >>>


p1 Getting off the ground can be difficult. Brass nuts protect the first moves in this flared right leaning 11- crack. Climb to belay on easier ground at end of crack. p2 climbs off right and up past bolts to ledge system (10+ face). P3 climbs up a bald arete (9R) and can easily be avoided (fa third by Waugh, Jim Zahn '80)


right of the base of coke bottle/falling ross is the right diagonal of Adam's Rib.


brass nuts to medium friends

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By KyleKent
Nov 7, 2009

The crack is not as good as it looks, it is mostly a butt-crack. The gear is not very good, especially early on the pitch. The start is strange and you have to climb over multiple agave and a couple prickly pear. Pitch 2 looks to be fantastic, we accidentally did pitch 2 of The Whiner (highly recommended against doing this).

  • Bolts on pitch 1 and 2 replaced.
By Luke W.
From: Prescott
Nov 12, 2009

have all the bolts been replaced then?
By KyleKent
Nov 13, 2009

There is a 3rd pitch (5.9+R/X). It is about 50 feet and has one bolt at 20 feet or so. We have not replaced that yet due to logistics of getting to it being somewhat annoying.
By Flynn Mcfarland
From: Prescott, AZ
Dec 3, 2015

The second pitch of .10+ face was airy and exposed, super exciting climbing with a wee bit of run out, though the hardest moves are pretty much at/above the second bolt. I liked the second pitch more than the first to be honest, much more elegant of a line.

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