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Amber 

YDS: 5.11+ French: 7a Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII ZA: 24 British: E4 6a PG13

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 60'
Original:  YDS: 5.11+ French: 7a Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII ZA: 24 British: E4 6a PG13 [details]
FA: Dan Hare?
Season: Spring, Summer (a.m.), Fall
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Submitted By: Brent Apgar on Jul 9, 2014

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  • Description 

    The climbing up to the 1st bolt is the most heads up and the reason for the PG-13 rating.

    Once at the first bolt, the rock quality improves dramatically and is good for the remainder of the climb. Most folks will probably find the crux around the 2nd bolt.

    Location 

    This route follows thin, discontinuous seams past 2 bolts up the center of the face about 15 feet left of the large dihedral on the west face of Surprising Crag.

    The original line punched through the roof at the top of the face. If you use this finish you'll need gear for an anchor and then walk off.

    OR

    You can traverse left after the crux and clip the anchors on American Beauty.

    Protection 

    2 bolts and gear to 2 inches.


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    By Steve Annecone
    From: boulder
    Sep 10, 2016

    Felt sustained and technical, similar to Mercy Drilling to the right, but harder!

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