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Anti-meridian 

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

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 140'
Original:  YDS: 5.11+ French: 7a Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII ZA: 24 British: E4 6a [details]
FA: Brandon Gottung and Adam Pecan
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Brandon Gottung on Dec 24, 2015

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BETA PHOTO: Anti-meridian is the splitter on the right and Pri...

180th Meridian 

Anti-meridian is the obvious splitter offwidth up and right of the arch, accessed by climbing Equator to the third anchor. Very aesthetic but poor rock-quality.

From belay, step right across the hardy shrub into the flare with off-fists tapering down to fingers. Step right onto the ledge (Prime Meridian goes straight-up) and move right into the perfect hand crack that opens up to sustained and leaning 5s. The angle relents as the crack narrows to fists before the overhanging fingers finish.

Cedar Wright bailed from this pitch in 2012 from the bolt in the middle of the offwidth. Even though it's a perfect crack, it's nice to have a bolt to clip - makes the route very reasonable with 2 #5s.

Descent 

70 meter rope. Ideally, lead and follow! Leader climbs to anchor and threads it and gets lowered to the Prime Meridian anchor. The second can follow and clean then get lowered to the Prime Meridian anchor. Pull the rope. Rappel through the squeeze chimney on Prime Meridian to the Equator ledge. Otherwise, with two ropes, it's a beautiful rappel over the arch to the ground, but you gotta fix a line to the Equator ledge if you left anything there.

Springy widgets 

Double set .3 to #5.


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By Brandon Gottung
From: Moab, UT
Dec 24, 2015

I did not free this. It'd be an awesome pitch but the left side of the crack has a 3 cm thick rotten shell. This shell sealed the crack shut where it narrows down so I hammered that off while hanging. With some work, it could clean-up well.

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