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Al Hussein 

YDS: 5.10d French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 21 British: E3 5b

Type:  Sport, 40'
Original:  YDS: 5.10d French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 21 British: E3 5b [details]
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Submitted By: Daniel Trugman on Feb 28, 2010

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Hard begging but afthe the 2 bolt is super easy cu...

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The first 2 bolts of climbing consists of a delicate and elegant lie-backing and smearing up a steep slab. Reach a great rest just before the third bolt, and reach the anchors after some bizarre, harder-than -they-look moves on and just to the right of the arete feature.

I thought this was best route that I tried at the crag (my partner agreed). It isn't that much harder than the other 5.10s on the Platypus (though it is harder), and is well protected where it is difficult, so go for it!


The left of the two routes on the North Face. See Platypus area description.


3 bolts to a 2-bolt anchor. Use the "Moss Man" anchors if you need to rappel.

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Platypus north face

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By scotticusmaximus
From: Santa Cruz, CA
Apr 28, 2012

Best route on Platypus! Fun lie-backs lead to a neat balancy move, then you get a nice breather and it's smooth sailing to the top!
By Julian Bobilev
Mar 23, 2014
rating: 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b

Badass! I stick clipped the first bolt since the crux is essentially at the beginning, although it's still very sustained until shortly after the second bolt. The runout between 2nd and 3rd bolts is like 5.6 and super safe.

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