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YDS: 5.12- French: 7a+ Ewbanks: 25 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 25 British: E5 6a

Type:  Sport, 60'
Original:  YDS: 5.12- French: 7a+ Ewbanks: 25 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 25 British: E5 6a [details]
FA: Andy Fitz, Frank Lyall 1992
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Submitted By: andyf on Nov 12, 2008

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Angle of Refraction Follows the shallow left-faci...

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Start in a shallow left-facing corner with a discontinuous thin crack (stemming, 5.10-). Before the corner disappears, at a bolt, follow good edges out and right to the hanging pillar face. The crimps get thinner and the headwall gets steeper the higher you go, with a crux pinch and a stab to a good edge. Juggy edges and a cool mantle finish it off.

Edging shoes help.


Right-hand end of cliff.


~ 7 Bolts; fewer on the FA (gear used). Belay bolts on top. Rap and clean from chain anchor above the bolted route to the left (Spinal Column, 5.10c).

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