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YDS: 5.11d French: 7a Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII ZA: 25 British: E5 6a

Type:  Sport, 40'
Original:  YDS: 5.11d French: 7a Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII ZA: 25 British: E5 6a [details]
FA: Alan Collins
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Submitted By: Alan Collins on Sep 16, 2016

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This loose looking line will surprise most with its great movement and deceptively cohesive rock. Start out a large terrace from the left and climb through some 5.10 climbing to the 3 bolt. Clipping the 3rd bolt is exciting, so be ready for that. After you get the 3rd bolt clipped, the climbing to the anchors is where the climb earns its 11+ grade. A good arete climber will find the line of least resistance easily while others will struggle.


Right of Stem Cell on the arete.


5 bolts, fixed anchors with steel carabiners

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By J.C. Collins
From: Bend Or
Oct 12, 2016

Really fun climb. Engaging from the start to the crux at the top. Arete climbing. Yeah! Not sure how hard it was. Climbs really well tho. Needs another ascent for consensus. 11+/12- ??

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