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Ashes to Ashes 

YDS: 5.10b/c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII ZA: 20 British: E2 5b R

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 50'
Original:  YDS: 5.10b/c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII ZA: 20 British: E2 5b R [details]
FA: Geoff Archer & Dave Stoner, November 1987
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Submitted By: Geoff Archer on Sep 17, 2010

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Description 

Climbs the center of the steep, mottled face. Sustained, steep moves past the first 2 bolts. Clip the 3rd and run for the top. A tad loose and scary on the upper section.

This route was established with a hand drill on the lead. I attempted several times to drill a fourth bolt, but could never stick long enough to make it happen. Don't fall and/or have a very attentive belayer.

Protection 

3 bolts, 1 bolt belay.


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By Benjamin Chapman
From: Small Town, USA
Dec 16, 2010
rating: 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b R

I always enjoyed this route at the end of the day. Short, but steep and sustained climbing. A 4th bolt would be nice, but the difficulties are behind you by then. No worries about an occupied campsite here, just a general heads up for routes around Castle Rock.

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